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      Lunar New Year 2018 at PEM. Photo by Kathy Tarantola/PEM.

      Today's hours:

      Closed

      Monday

      10 am–5 pm

      Tuesday

      Closed

      Wednesday

      Closed

      Thursday

      10 am–5 pm

      Friday

      10 am–5 pm

      Saturday

      10 am–5 pm

      Sunday

      10 am–5 pm

      Monday

      10 am–5 pm

      Tuesday

      Closed

      Wednesday

      Closed

      Thursday

      10 am–5 pm

      Friday

      10 am–5 pm

      Saturday

      10 am–5 pm

      Sunday

      10 am–5 pm

      Admission

      Adults

      $20

      Seniors (65+)

      $18

      Students (with ID)

      $12

      Youth (under 16)

      Free

      Salem Residents

      Free

      People who work in Salem receive free general admission upon presentation of a business card or employee ID at the admissions desk.

      For a full list of complimentary admissions, click here.

      Address & Support

      Peabody Essex Museum
      161 Essex Street,
      Salem, MA 01970
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      Phone:
      +1 (978)-745-9500

      Email:

      information@pem.org

      For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing:
      +1 (978)-740-3649

      Program and ticket reservations:
      +1 (978)-542-1511

      Know before you go

      Exhibitions
      There’s always something new on view.
      Current exhibitions


      Events

      See what exciting programs and performances are happening at PEM.
      Events calendar


      Looking for Group or Student Tour information?

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      I absolutely loved our visit and wished we could have spent all day there. The Chinese house was a place of wonder!
      — Heather R.
      My daughter loved the kids' area and artwork. And the gift shop is one of the best museum shops I’ve ever been to.
      — Lisa D.
      This museum is truly a gem that radiates with love from the amount of work the staff put in here. The exhibits flow seamlessly from gallery to gallery, you can spend all day in here.
      — Marc M.

      Directions & Parking

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      PEM is located about 16 miles north of Boston, at 161 Essex St. in historic Salem, MA (corner of Essex and New Liberty Streets). For recorded directions, call 978-745-9500, ext. 4145.

      Parking at PEM

      Museum Place parking garage on New Liberty Street
      MBTA Commuter Rail Garage
      , 252 Bridge Street
      South Harbor Garage
      , 10 Congress Street
      Municipal parking lot
      on St. Peter Street
      Limited on-street parking is available around Salem Common and at two-hour meters.

      Take Route 128 North. NOTE: I-95 and Route 128 North share the same loop around Boston. When I-95 and Route 128 North divide, stay on Route 128 North to Exit 40A. Take 114 East into Salem, following signs for the Peabody Essex Museum and Route 114. Approximately one mile after entering Salem, you will cross an overpass. As you come off the overpass, take the exit on your right. This puts you on Route 107/Bridge Street. Go straight through the light and take the second right onto St Peter Street. Go left at the stop sign and right onto New Liberty Street. PEM is straight ahead and a parking garage is on your right.

      From Boston: Take the No. 450 Haymarket/ Salem Depot bus to the stop at the intersection of Washington and Federal Streets in Salem. From the bus stop, walk back down Washington Street, turning left onto the Essex Street pedestrian walkway. PEM is on your right at the end of the walkway.

      From Revere/Wonderland Station: Take the No. 455 Wonderland/ Salem Depot bus to the stop at the intersection of Washington and Federal Streets in Salem. From the bus stop, walk back down Washington Street, turning left onto the Essex Street pedestrian walkway. PEM is on your right at the end of the walkway.

      From Salem Depot: Take the No. 450 or 459 bus to the North Street stop at Lynde Street in Salem. From the bus stop, walk down Lynde street, taking a right at Washington Street. Proceed down Washington street, turning left onto the Essex Street pedestrian walkway. PEM is on your right at the end of the walkway.

      MBTA Bus Schedule


      Take the MBTA Commuter Rail (Newburyport/Rockport line) to Salem station. Follow the pathway indicated from the station, up the stairs or access ramp, until you have reached the street level (Bridge Street). At the intersection at Bridge and Washington Streets, proceed down Washington Street. Follow Washington Street, turning left onto the Essex Street pedestrian walkway. PEM is on your right at the end of the pedestrian walkway. PEM is approximately half a mile from the Salem station. To take a bus from the station, see the directions under "From Salem Depot."

      MBTA Train Schedule


      From Boston, board the Salem Ferry at the Boston Harbor City Cruises dock on Long Wharf for a relaxing 50-minute trip aboard a high-speed catamaran. The ferry docks at the Blaney Street Wharf on Salem’s historic waterfront, a short walk or cab ride from the museum. The ferry runs seasonally from mid-May through October.

      Salem Ferry Schedule


      Dining

      Today's Café hours:

      Closed

      Monday

      10 am-4 pm

      Tuesday

      Closed

      Wednesday

      Closed

      Thursday

      10 am-4 pm

      Friday

      10 am-4 pm

      Saturday

      10 am-4 pm

      Sunday

      10 am-4 pm

      Monday

      10 am-4 pm

      Tuesday

      Closed

      Wednesday

      Closed

      Thursday

      10 am-4 pm

      Friday

      10 am-4 pm

      Saturday

      10 am-4 pm

      Sunday

      10 am-4 pm

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      Enjoy entrees, soup, sandwiches, sweet treats and beverages, along with gluten-free and child-friendly options. Members receive a 10% discount.

      FAQs

      Yes, Salem residents receive free general admission.

      Visit our exhibitions page to see a current listing of all special exhibitions on view.

      All permanent exhibitions, including most special exhibitions, are included in your general admission ticket. Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home is also included in the general admission price but requires a separate timed reservation. PEM's Ropes Mansion is open seasonally on weekends for self-guided tours. Timed reservations are required and entry is included in general admission.

      Yes, service dogs are allowed at the museum, provided they are leashed and under the control of their owner, as required by law. In compliance with Massachusetts ADA regulations (MGL, C. 272, s. 98A), visitors with dogs may be asked if their dog is a service animal and what service/work/task they are trained to perform. At no time will the answers require disclosure of medical information.

      Please visit pem.org/accessibility to see our full range of services.

      PEM is certified Sensory Inclusive™ and partners with KultureCity to promote an accessible and positive experience for visitors with diverse sensory needs. Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are experienced by 1 in 6 individuals, including people with autism, dementia, PTSD and other conditions. The annual KultureCity certification process ensures that PEM staff members are trained on how to recognize and best serve guests with sensory needs, including how to appropriately and safely handle a sensory overload situation. Prior to your visit, adults and children can download the free KultureCity app to view the available sensory features and how to access them.

      All parcels, including handbags, brought into the museum are subject to search. Parcels 18 x 13.5 x 10 inches or larger may not be brought into the galleries without a security inspection and pass. Backpacks and backpack baby carriers may not be worn on your back in the galleries. If permitted to carry your bag, you will be asked to wear it on the front of your body. Umbrellas are also not permitted in the galleries.

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      PEM is supported in part by grants from the Barr Foundation, the Mass Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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