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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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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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Worth a journey and a detour. Excellent regional museum.

PEM has exhibits and even part of the building that incorporate the themes of the area and the town in historical and artistic expression...even a complete house from China! We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

PEM has exhibits and even part of the building that incorporate the themes of the area and the town in historical and artistic expression...even a complete house from China! We and our 11 year old grandson enjoyed it. I particularly liked the Chinese house and the maritime artifacts and art. Parking is very handy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we were lucky enough to come across some discount tickets for the museum and took advantage of the Yin Yu Tang House tour. This audio tour was very interesting going into detail about this house that was transported brick by brick from China where it was the home of several generations of families. It was very interesting to hear from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a museum person and the Peabody museum may not be well-known but worth a visit. The house alone makes it worthwhile but there are many other reasons to spend time there. I love the Rodin exhibit as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very lucky to be in town when the Rodin and Childe Hassam exhibits were on display. We were overwhelmed with the extensive exhibit of Rodin. It was very well presented to novice art lovers like ourselves. We felt like we learned as we moved through the entire exibit. It seemed well designed. The American Impressionist Childe Hassam was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great fun for the entire family - when in Salem make sure to visit this museum - great art, the Chinese house is great - I have been a customer for years

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw the Rodin exhibit and it was worth the price of admission. Was surprised on how many statues they had. Also some wonderful American paintings were on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In "Witch City" Salem, MA is another historic treasure that is not to be missed. Tourists and locals alike should take the time to visit the Peabody Essex Museum to explore a wealth of art and artifacts from near and far that are housed inside and outside. My personal favorite is the Tang Chinese House. A beautifully preserved example of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw the Rodin exhibit which was comprehensive and very well presented even to the extent of having dancers to demonstrate the way that Rodin worked The rest of the museum also had a very interesting collection. It is being extended just now and sure will be well worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The PEM continues to impress with their widely ranging and excellently curated temporary exhibits. The permanent collection is quite impressive as well, and provides an interesting glimpse into Salem's past as a merchant-center for the 19th century trade with the far-east.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Peabody Essex museum is one of our favorite places to go on a gray day, since the giant skylight in the atrium brings in so much light. Don't miss the Anish Kapur sculpture in the atrium. The museum is smallish, so not overwhelming. The special exhibits are usually worth the drive. The Rodin exhibit was no exception. Two extraordinary... More 

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