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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
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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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East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
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"chinese house"
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"maritime art"
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"special exhibit"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They took entire home from a small village in China piece by piece, board by board and shipping it in crates to Salem. It was then put together at the Peabody Essex Museum. It is a must see. It was home to several generations of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Special exhibit on the design of animals, also ship models, Native American art, special gift shop. Very interesting

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Peabody has a variety of exhibits, traveling as well as exhibits that live here. It has an open, airy feel with a central atrium that has exhibit halls accessed from the perimeter of the space. The Peabody was built with "old money" from the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The PEM has many galleries showcasing the places and cultures where Salem merchants traded for centuries. They're in the midst of an significant expansion but still hosting worthy exhibits. The China House is definitely worth a visit, although it's additional to the admission expense. They...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This exceptional museum is located on the pedestrian mall in the center of Salem, MA. For an admission of $20. for adults and $18. for seniors you can visit the museum, excluding the Yin Yu Tang house that is $6. extra, and the 3 houses....More

Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is phenomenal if you're a big art enthusiast (I'm really not, history/architecture is more my thing) but they have an exhibit right now that features the Yin Yu Tang house, which is maybe a 30 minute tour of an old Chinese house where...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some time to kill in Boston & decided to see what Salem was like before we flew back home. We enjoyed our short stay in Salem and saw this very modern museum with a fine collection of Oriental Art and decided to visit...More

Thank W H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, is among the 20 leading art museums in the United States, but what makes it especially fascinating is the Yin Yu Tang House. A prosperous Chinese merchant named Huang built it in southeastern china over two centuries ago,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best museums in Massachusetts and while there is lots to do in Salem and lots of places to visit, this may be the one not to miss. There are amazing collections including American furniture, Asian vessels, Native American art, early...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous museum! Years ago, when I was in elementary school on the North Shore, I was introduced to the PEM. It was much smaller, had fewer displays, but was always a beautiful place. My most recent visit was to see the Georgia O’Keeffe...More

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