Your Health & Safety

The health and safety of PEM’s staff and visitors is our highest priority. PEM has increased the frequency and intensity of its sanitation and disinfection efforts across the museum and asks that visitors take steps to safeguard their health and the health of others.

Please read over these FAQs to help prepare for your visit.

No, but you are encouraged to do so at

• Mondays 10 am - 5 pm
• Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm
• Fridays 10 am - 5 pm
• Saturdays & Sundays 10 am - 5 pm

Yes, it is open Thursday–Monday, from 10 am-4 pm.

To learn more about PEM’s historic houses, listen to PEM Walks, audio postcards from our architecture collection.

Gallery tours have resumed, please inquire at the Admissions Desk for daily availability.

The coat room is now open and lockers are available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Neither backpacks nor backpack baby carriers may 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.

Painted faces, costume masks, large-fitting costumes, protruding objects (costume accessories) and large brimmed hats are not permitted on adults or children.

Umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries and must be left in the self-check coat area.

Please contact the security office at 978-745-9500, ext. 3190 for more information.