Location, Hours & Admission

Our Location

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970. Phone: 978-745-9500, 866-745-1876. For guests who are deaf or hard of hearing: 978-740-3649. Program reservations: ext. 3011.


Enjoy 25% off admission to PEM all summer long! Experience new interactive and contemporary art exhibitions and explore PEM's eye-opening American, Japanese, Indian and Chinese art collections. Enjoy special programming and daily tours of the museum's historic houses.

Reduced admission valid now through Saturday, September 21.

Adults $15, seniors 65 and over $14, students with ID $9, youth under 16 and Salem residents free (does not apply to student tour groups). Late nights are $15 after 5 pm.

People who work in Salem admitted free Tuesday through Friday, 10 am–5 pm. Please present a business card, recent pay stub or acceptable employer verification at the admissions desk. Not valid on holiday Mondays or for Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House. Members admitted free to all sites and special exhibitions.

PEM is pleased to participate in the EBT Card to Culture program, which provides free admission for two to EBT cardholders from Massachusetts; All active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel receive year-round complimentary general admission.



Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Closed Mondays (except holidays).

The museum will be open the following holidays:
Monday, September 2, 2019 Labor Day
Monday, October 14, 2019 Columbus Day
Monday, November 11, 2019 Veterans' Day

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.