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Peabody Essex Museum

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Address: East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 866-745-1876
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of...
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.
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The Chinese House is amazing!

We went in to check out the Chinese House, didn't have much time for anything else, but for that alone it was worth it. Very nice museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We went in to check out the Chinese House, didn't have much time for anything else, but for that alone it was worth it. Very nice museum.

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Lajas, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Small enough to see in one day without too much foot pain, and interesting enough to want to see... so yeah.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great history and worth visiting if you love history. Several interesting historical things in the museum and I enjoyed my visit there in the Salem, MA. area. Try and visit when your in the Salem/Peabody area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have repeatedly visited the Museum with students, visitors, friends...unique changing exhibits-lucky to live so close to PEM!

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Stratford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We came from CT to specifically see the Thomas Hart Benton special exhibit and wasn't disappointed. We are fans of his lithographs, this was the first we time we were to view a ode range of his oil paintings. Haven't been to the museum in many years and was delighted to see its expansion. The American and Maritime exhibits were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very impressive museum. Not overly crowded. It looks really modern and is pretty large. It has a cafe in the atrium. That's a good place to take a break. I thought this was going to strictly be an art museum but it has a lot of old furniture and historic room set ups. We took the historic house tour. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went primarily to see the Yin Yu Tang house, and were not disappointed. We also were able to spend some time in some of the other galleries and enjoyed the collections.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Atrium offered sandwiches to grab and go or you could order a make-your-own. All the sides were available, including a delicious NE clam chowdah! Fast service.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There was a special exhibit of Thomas Hart Benton art which was a nice extra. The museum contents specialize in regional art, as well as a diverse collection of Asian art and accessories. Definitely worth a visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Overall: Amazingly well funded museum for being hidden in a town outside of Boston (Salem). Having read the museum and how large the collection is, I was anticipating a lot, but was underwhelmed. Perhaps there is much in storage. I also think many of the special exhibit spaces were closed, so there was much less to see when we visited... More 

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PEMSalem, Guest Relations Manager at Peabody Essex Museum, responded to this review

Dear ABD27, Thank you very much for your review and the feedback you provided. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum, and especially the Yin Yu Tang House. It truly is a special highlight of our collection. I regret that your experience on the Shelter to Showpiece tour did not meet your expectations. I have... More 

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Address: East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 866-745-1876
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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