CELEBRATING A CENTURY! Thank You for Celebrating with us! Learn More about the 100th.
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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.Learn More
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.
This exhibition will explore how black dolls have played a critical role in building a diverse American society and rich African American culture.
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.
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!
Trains, trains, and more trains!
Train fans of all ages delight in the Bennett E. Merry Train Gallery featuring 10 operating model layouts.
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.
Explore local history through a selection of items from the museum's permanent collection.
Our renowned Osgood Toy Soldier collection representing the American Revolution through World War II.
Things To Do
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.