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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
866-745-1876
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Ranked #1 of 41 Attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and... more » Owner description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and changing exhibitions, ranging from modern art to photography to Asian art and culture. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture on display in the United States. « less
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Arlington, MA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went to see the Turner exhibit and it was stupendous. I know the collection was produced by the British Maritime Museums, but whoever actually designed the space and mounted the artwork here did a fabulous job. There's room for pictures to breathe, the lighting and wall colors are subdued but not too dark, you can read the description signs... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Spent a half day at the Peabody Essex Museum and it was an awesome time for the whole family. The Turner exhibit was incredible and the Yin Yu Tang house tour was very informative. The "hands on" kids exhibits were lot of fun for my children and they didn't want to leave. The Peabody Essex is a first class museum... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

great museum. wonderful exhibits, beautiful bldg., the staff was very helpful. WE would definitely recommend it.

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Hawthorne, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Loved this museum! definitely worth the stop if you are in the Salem area! The special exhibits were great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Though located on Boston's North Shore, the Peabody Essex is a world class museum. While the permanent collection is varied and interesting, the real strength is the Museum's consistent ability to attract terrific exhibits. There is a low cost parking garage next door, and some nearby street parking too.

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amherst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Terrific museum showing a permanent collection and traveling exhibits. A special permanent installation A CHINESE HOUSE attached to the museum is not to be missed

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited the Turner exhibit. Absolutely wonderful. Although we didn't have time during our stay to explore the rest of the museum, we could see that it offered high quality exhibits and we will visit again next time we are in the Salem area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nice range of exhibits. Good activities for children. Turner Exhibit had a nice collection of his works. Asian art was amazing. Maritime & animal sections were quite captivating. Sometimes the mix of ancient and modern art was very curious to this observer. Glad I went.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is one of the best museums I have visited. The site is gorgeous - appropriate for children and for adults. I recommend the Chinese house as worth your time and money (and I have visited China). The painting and artifacts are incredible - everything is well labeled and well documented. Put this on top of your list if you... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The museum is neat and the displays are nice. Worth the visit! The entry fee of $18 for adults is kind of steep. I guess locals and seniors get a discount.

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