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Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

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One of the oldest and largest art museums in the U.S., Peabody Essex Museum houses close to 2 million pieces. Originally founded in 1799, the museum now has 22 different buildings. Explore themed exhibits, including art pieces from Africa, Oceania, America, and an extensive collection of Asian art. Check the museum's schedule of events for information on the frequent temporary exhibits, family craft days, and music festivals. Peabody Essex Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Salem Edition.
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  • I've learned things that I didn't even know about! I thought I would run into something and say "hey I know that already!" But I didn't. Great learning experience and if you are into art this is defin...  more »
  • The Chinese house is one of the most exquisite museum exhibits I've ever seen. An entire house with all furnishings and an audio narration to accompany you. The Ocean Liner limited exhibit was also be...  more »
  • We had a day in Salem and were looking for interesting things to do. We really enjoyed our visit to the Peabody Essex Museum. We primarily spent time in the Oceanliner Exhibition and the Wearable Art ...  more »
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  • The PEM is such a great museum. It tells the history of Salem's trade with the Far East as well as having amazing special exhibits. There are lots of paintings by New England masters, models of ships, figure heads, and many Asian artifacts. All of the exhibits are well curated and the rooms are pleasant to be in. The museum is laid out well and the collection is prolific.
  • Great visit here again!!! Been here ,5 times to bring my baby girl! Such a lovely museum, the building Is piece of art in its own ,mm
  • Great day trip. Lots of wonderful exhibits. They did a great job on the ocean liner exhibit.
  • Wonderful museum, Boston quality. Nice gift shop, even sell stylish clothing. Will definitely visit again
  • This is a great local museum. It's a little small but they pack a lot in. They have items that are unique to Salem and the surrounding area, as well as exhibitions several times a year. The staff is very knowledgeable and polite. This museum tries hard to engage with the community.