Location, Hours & Admission

PEM has reopened to the public. Please be aware that all PEM visitors must comply with the Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Order found here. The museum is open Thursday - Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. If you have been vaccinated, please refer to the Travel Order for protocol requirements. To allow for safe physical distancing, a limited number of visitors will be allowed inside the museum and its galleries at any time. Reserve your tickets in advance at or by calling 978-542-1511. We will move to the full regular Tuesday through Sunday schedule when it becomes viable.

The health and safety of PEM’s staff and visitors is our highest priority. Timed tickets will ensure that occupancy levels remain low—a perk for museum goers who enjoy quiet galleries—while enhanced sanitation measures and environmental health protocols will make you feel confident and safe during your visit. Complete details may be found at:

The museum store is open Thursday - Sunday 10-5.

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.


Adults $20, seniors (65 and over) $18, students (with ID) $12, youth (16 and under) and Salem residents free (does not apply to student tour groups).

Members are admitted free to all sites and special exhibitions.

People who work in Salem may receive free general admission on weekdays upon presentation of a business card or employee ID at the admissions desk. Some restrictions apply. Not valid on for Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House.

For a full list of complimentary admissions, click here.


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