JavaScript is not enabled.
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM - Salem, MA - Reviews page 1 - Judysbook
top 10

PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM

Claim
marker
161 ESSEX ST
Salem, MA 01970
marker
(978) 745-9500
Incorrect info? Correct your listing

Reviews

( 2 )
( 0 )
( 0 )
( 0 )
( 0 )

Best

I always liked this museum, but since the renovations it is just great. It's a really beautiful space. The addition of the China House (even with the hassle of the extra fee an...

Worst

All reviews seem positive

No image

Great Museum! Unique Displays 5/3/2006

I always liked this museum, but since the renovations it is just great. It's a really beautiful space. The addition of the China House (even with the hassle of the extra fee and the requirement of a timed ticket) is just great -- a whole Chinese house rebuilt inside the museum walls. Given the Asian collection in particular, it's just wonderful. The permanent collection is so nicely displayed and curated, and everything is so shiny and new. A terrific addition has been the computers in the big trading room where you can just put the mouse over the picture of an item contained in the room and then you'll pull up a full item description. The museum shop is great. more

An Undervalued Cultural Treasure 8/15/2005

The Peabody Essex is one of America's great museums but few people know it exists. Salem was the center of the China Trade and made a great fortune from it. PEM owns several houses, which are open for tours, and has a vast collection of Asian art - mostly Chinese and Japanese - as well as a large collection of materials relating to the China Trade and more relating to New England history. They also have a truly unique feature, the Yin Yu Tang house, an actual large stone Chinese family house that was meticulously taken apart and reconstructed in a special courtyard. It is completely as it was, down to the speaker for receiving party propaganda broadcasts and the kitchen implements left on tables. PEM mounts major shows, such as the treasures from Chatsworth, home of the Duke of Devonshire and one of the great treasure houses of the world. As I write this review, they are showing treasures from the Kingdom of Siam, the only place this amazing show of objects never seen outside Thailand will visit on the east coast. PEM's shows cover a wide range. Again as I write this review, they are presenting aerial photographs by Alex MacLean that turn patterns into profound and beautiful art. PEW is rarely crowded and also has a great gift store. As disclosure, I'm a member though I live nowhere near Salem. Cheap parking is available at the parking garage attached to the small mall across the street. I also highly recommend the film at the Salem national park visitor center, also across the street in its own building. Fun and informative. more
< Previous 1 Next >
CYBERWEEK:
50% OFF all yearly plans
Use CYBERWEEK at checkout. Expires 12/4/2016

Best Deals and Recommendations