Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

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Peabody Essex Museum, Salem - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

Phone: +1-9787459500

Ticket Price: 20 USD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Considered as one of the oldest continuously operating museums in the United States, Peabody Essex Museum in Salem will change the way you look at art. Dating to the year, 1799 Peabody Essex Museum has come a long way in becoming one of the diverse museums of all times housing arts from Asia, America, and Africa. Comprising of more than 840,000 works of art and culture that represents maritime art and history and two large libraries with over 400,000 books & manuscripts, the grandeur of Peabody Essex Museum is something that has attracted visitors constantly. Learn the culture and the history of the world at this one-stop art destination.

Peabody Essex Museum Information

  • The museum is closed during special festival occasions so check with the management before visiting.

Peabody Essex Museum Ticket Prices

  • Seniors: $18.00
  • Students (with ID): $12.00
  • Youth (Age 16 and under) & Salem residents (with ID): Free

Peabody Essex Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Third Thursdays of every month: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • The timings are subject to change so check with the management before visiting.

How To reach Peabody Essex Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus: No.451 - stop Hawthorne Blvd @ Essex St.
  • Rent a car or hire a taxi.

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  • Dynamic, inteiguing museum. They started with specific Salem trade and broadened to the cultures the trade with. Everything from ancient Oceania up to modern fashion and, most recently, horror movie posters. This is a thoughtful and creative museum in a lovely building. Smaller than MFA but still more than enough for a whole day or more. As a bonus, has a yummy sandwich shop and has a gift shop that solves many a holiday shopping rush. Parking nearby, wheelchair accessible, reasonably priced, does have a coatroom.

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  • Strange place. It acts like a tiny museum but has a good bit of physical space. Some very nice collections and exhibits. Came for the Chinese house and it was closed (strange you can't access it unless you book a tour earlier, again small museum mentality). Other exhibits are weird and I'm not sure why they're there, too contemporary or just posters of information without artifacts. Worth visiting once.

  • The ever changing contents of this local, affordable museum provide entertainment for the young, old, and young or old at heart. It is worth frequenting often and therefore worth becoming a member. I "drag" an eleven and thirteen year old here regularly and despite their initial recalcitrance they always enjoy themselves and I also am quite please how no visit is ever the same.

  • This place was really cool. Some one gave us a two free passes. So my sister Donna and I went had fun

  • Outstanding variety of artists, genres and medium. They have a whole section on maritime art- both historical and modern. Upstairs contemporary exhibits were really fun and captivating. The kids section with hands- on exhibits was fun for adults as well. I really loved the sand dune in a coffee table... Kinda hoping I can get someone to build me one. Endlessly fascinating to watch.

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