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Welcome to the
Wenham Museum


Wenham Museum celebrates childhood, interprets history, and explores culture for the enrichment of all generations in the greater North Shore community and beyond.

The Museum engages multigenerational members and visitors in examining the promise of the American experiment and provides thought-provoking learning experiences that connect the past, present, and future, in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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Closed March 24, 2024

Steam Train, Dream Train

Join us for a wondrous new exhibit featuring the rarely seen, original art from the iconic children’s book Steam Train, Dream Train, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, and written by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

Now Open

NBDMHC Exhibition

This exhibition will explore how black dolls have played a critical role in building a diverse American society and rich African American culture.

Now Open

Loose Parts Play

Let your imagination run wild! Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways.

Learn, Roam, and Discover

Dramatic Play

The history is hands-on in our galleries! Play with classic toys like dolls, a dollhouse, and baby carriages. Have a tea party or dress up like your favorite community helper!

Train Fascination
Permanent Exhibit

Trains, trains, and more trains!

Train fans of all ages delight in the Bennett E. Merry Train Gallery featuring 10 operating model layouts.

Permanent Exhibit

Hands-On House

The first floor of the museum's historic house is full of hands-on history! Experience what family life was like in the late 17th century for the first residents of this 360-year-old home.

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Local History

Explore local history through a selection of items from the museum's permanent collection.

Now Open

Bergholtz Gallery

Our renowned Osgood Toy Soldier collection representing the American Revolution through World War II.

Things To Do

April 15

Summer Camp Enrolling Now!

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April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

All About Beekeeping!

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April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Worms, Soil, and Composters!

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April 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Worms, Soil, and Composters!

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The Wenham Museum currently stewards a diverse collection of approximately 45,000 artifacts. Bring the entire family to discover the treasures of childhood and explore how New Englanders have lived, worked, dressed and played from the 17th century to today at the Wenham Museum.