Location, Hours & Admission

PEM will reopen to the public beginning Saturday, July 18. Museum members, generous patrons, and contributors to the #WeArePEM campaign — which provided memberships to over 300 caregivers at North Shore Medical Center — will enjoy preview days on Thursday, July 16, and Friday, July 17.

The museum will begin reopening on Thursdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm and tickets will be released beginning Thursday, July 9 at: or by calling 978-542-1511. PEM will move to the 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:

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 holiday Mondays or for Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House.

For a full list of complimentary admissions, click here.


The museum will be open the following holidays:
Monday, September 7, 2020 Labor Day
Monday, October 12, 2020 Indigenous Peoples' Day
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.