Peabody Essex Museum

  • 161 Essex St
  • Salem, MA 01970-3783
  • Neighborhood: Greater Boston - North
  • 978-745-9500
  • Alt Phone: 866-745-1876
  • Fax: 978-745-7550
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Journey through New England's grand and storied past at the stunning Peabody Essex Museum in historic Salem, Mass, just 16 miles north of Boston. Explore the region's connections to the art and culture of China, Japan, India and beyond, and don't miss Yin Yu Tang, a 200 year-old Chinese house. Open Tuesday - Sunday and Holiday Mondays, 10 AM-5 PM Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Admission: $15 Adults; Seniors $13; Students 17 and older $11; Children 16 and under FREE. Residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang. Special exhibitions may require an additional fee. The Peabody Essex Museum is located just north of Boston in Salem, Massachusetts. Visitors can easily access this historic, waterfront town by taking the MBTA commuter rail from North Station. Take the Green Line or Orange Line to North Station. Follow signs for the Commuter Rail. Purchase tickets for Salem on the Newbury-Rockport line. Once in Salem, the museum and other attractions are just a short walk from the rail station. To get to the museum follow the stairs to street level, head straight down Washington Street and take a left on Essex. The Museum will be on your right. A 30-minute train ride and a short walk from the train station, make getting to the Peabody Essex museum a breeze for Boston visitors. For a train schedule and fare information, visit www.mbta.com.

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  • Reception Capacity for Largest Room: 500
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  • Total Restaurant Dining Capacity: 60
  • Dining Options: Breakfast, Lunch, Sunday Brunch

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Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations at PEM

  • October 19, 2013 - September 07, 2014
  • Location: Peabody Essex Museum
  • Address: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3783
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The redesigned Art & Nature Center which opened on October 19 features new exhibition spaces, art studios, interactive stations and amenities... View details

Branching Out: Trees as Art at PEM

  • September 27, 2014 - September 20, 2015
  • Location: Peabody Essex Museum
  • Address: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3783

This exhibition explores the often surprising ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration as well as a medium for their ar... View details

British Pub Night at PEM

  • June 19, 2014 - November 20, 2014
  • Location: Peabody Essex Museum
  • Address: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3783
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday

On Thursday, June 19, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is open late for its monthly evening party series, PEM/PM. Members, locals and first-time visitor... View details

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at PEM

  • September 06, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • Location: Peabody Essex Museum
  • Address: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3783
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Alexander Calder's abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. In collabora... View details

Figuring the Abstract in Indian Art

  • April 05, 2014 - May 31, 2015
  • Location: Peabody Essex Museum
  • Address: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3783

This installation of 20th-century paintings and 15th- to 19th-century sculptures explores the concept of abstraction as a vehicle for embodying ... View details

Peabody Essex Museum: 2014 Exhibitions

  • January 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Location: Peabody Essex Museum
  • Address: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3783
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The following exhibitions will be unveiled at the Peabody Essex Museum in 2014:   FreePort [No. 007]: Céleste Boursier-Mougeno... View details

Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast at PEM

  • April 29, 2014 - May 31, 2015
  • Location: Peabody Essex Museum
  • Address: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3783

Explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northw... View details

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