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


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  • Reception Capacity for Largest Room: 500
  • Seated Dinner Cap. for Largest Room: 300
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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

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

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