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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...more
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East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was very impressed with their exhibits. The Chinese house us a must. It is a small additional cost to general admission (6$) but worth it

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like this sort of thing.... if I lived in Salem okay but much more to do. A bit boring. Restaurant smelled good but did not try.

Thank spendingtime2gether
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this museum!! So many interesting and unique exhibits throughout the year -- many examples of ship memorabilia,wooden grand dames adoring the ship's bough, portraits of local ship faring from hundreds of years ago. Have seen the exhibit of famous shoe collections from around the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Showing her life in photograpy in very moving ways: Her children when they were young, her African American maid, whom it's clear she loved dearly, The haunting and beautiful churches that the Black folks worshipped in during slavery, and the battle sites of the south...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The installations in this museum sometimes could be described as a refined MOMA “east.” It’s housed in a cheery, bright, interesting architecturally location that has a mix of the avant garde to more traditional installations, but always has something unusual and on the cutting edge....More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've wanted to visit this museum for a while and finally made the trip. It wasn't quite what I expected, and truth be told much of the art was of little interest. I loved the Biomimcry exhibit. But the part that made the whole day...More

Thank goingforadrive
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every visit is different! The traveling exhibits are amazing. Staff is always so helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were a few interesting exhibits but I don’t think it was worth the price of admission. Maybe I’m just spoiled with museums in Manhattan, but this was disappointing.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big three level museum. Extensive galleries that have beautiful work. Something people of all ages can enjoy and appreciate!

Thank Ashlee S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Salem and decided to add an art flavor on it. The architecture of the museum was nice and I liked the American maritime gallery on the ground floor and the Japanese part upstairs. Wild nature was a surprisingly interesting exhibit showing links...More

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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
The Hotel Salem is right next door. It is modern, convenient, and offers a high level of service. The rooftop bar is fun and welcoming as well.
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It's self- guided and you can stay as long as you like till closing.