MUSEUM HOURS:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  From May 15 – Sept. 15, the museum is closed on Sundays.  Face coverings are optional when visiting the museum.

MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWN:  The museum will be closed for maintenance and in observance of Labor Day from Sunday, August 28th – Monday, September 5th.

RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED:  Reservations are no longer required to visit the Wenham Museum.  However, if you wish to reserve in advance, you may by clicking here.

Welcome to the
Wenham Museum

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Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays through Sept. 15th
CLOSED on Monday and some Holidays

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As of April 1st, Face coverings for ages 3+ are now optional to visit the galleries.


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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.

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Now Open

Caring Counts

Artist Leslie Lyman’s recent sculptural piece is a handmade account book, which documents the seemingly innumerable tasks of caregiving.

Now Open

Queen Elizabeth II: 70 years on the throne.

Events celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s long reign have already begun in Great Britain and the Wenham Museum is joining the fun.

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Seek & Find: Fox Hunting and Our Open Spaces

Learn about the local origins of fox hunting and the role that the equestrian community played in preserving open land in Essex County.

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.

Now Open

Flower Power

See the inspirational power of the flower! Quilts in the Wenham Museum’s Collection.

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.

Things To Do

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Grows Here

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August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Grows Here

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August 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Grows Here

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August 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Patton Family Archives Tours

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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.