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Peabody Essex Museum
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Ranked #1 of 83 things to do in Salem
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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.
Reviewed November 27, 2012

It is easy to get around as it is small but choice. Their curator for special exhibits has done outstanding work. They have much from the whaling days when the sea captains lived in Sale.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

In the midst of Salem's witch-centric attractions, is the longest-serving public museum in the United States.
The tapestry exhibit is a must-see, simply extraordinary. Top notch.
"Hats" - the traveling exhibit was fun and informative, even though our party quite enjoyed the glimpse into the milliner's workshop even more than the multitude of eccentric, one of a kind hats.
The staff was friendly and helpful, and our only disappointment was that the ship mast-head exhibit was closed off for a private function during our exploration, and it was one of the main reasons for us to visit.

Thank Morgen1967
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We went there expecting to see museum quality exhibits. Instead we saw gallery quality art works. Great stuff but not at all what we were expecting from the literature. Some of the art was indeed excellent, especially the made in China for export porcelain and silver. The hat collection and photography (NOT Ansel Adams) were unimpressive. Parking across the street is excellent and a good place to drop off the car and go walk about. I don't remember the admission fee but upon leaving felt we must have paid for some future exhibit or building project.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

What a wonderful surprise! Beautifully curated with interesting and well put together exhibits! We stumbled in during a Halloween trip to Salem to find a top notch museum with interesting and well displayed items and exhibits, who knew! Basically, We had stopped in initially to kill a bit of time between plans to get out of the cold October evening.. But we found such a wonderful, first class museum that we bought a multi- day pass and came back two more times!!
This is a must see if you are in Salem.

Thank kgrisham
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We have been to the Peabody Essex a dozen times and each time for wonder why we don't come more often. We recently went for the Ansel Adams photographs and hats exhibition, both of which are excellent. Parking is convenient in the garage and the Park Service visitors center is next door. You have to admire the way the museum assembled itself from several older structures and blended them with a modern entrance. The gift shop is one of the best we have visited in a museum.

Thank Tom F
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