Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th, the Wenham Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.  In addition, all public programming and events will be postponed or cancelled. Click here to read more

Best Practices


Accred_lrgType_outlineWenham Museum in the Top 6% of Institutions Nationwide

The Wenham Museum is proudly accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).  This places the museum within the top 6% of institutions, as only 1,700 museums are accredited nationwide.

As an accredited museum, the Wenham Museum has pledged to adhere to best practices in ethics, collections management, education, exhibit design, financial stewardship, and strategic planning.   Supporting these high standards requires dedicated commitment from the museum’s Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, and donors.

Support the Wenham Museum

If you believe in keeping the Wenham Museum among the top 6% of institutions, please consider making a gift today. 


guidestar-silverRecognized by Guidestar for TRANSPARENCY

The museum has also earned the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates the Wenham Museum’s commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

Review the Wenham Museum’s profile on GuideStar.


Our Strategic Plan 

museum-thumbDiscover What the Future Holds

To review a copy of the Wenham Museum’s Strategic Plan, you may download it at the link below.  The Wenham Museum welcomes your thoughts, advice, ideas, and your support regarding its Strategic Plan.

Wenham Museum – A Strategic Conversation March 2, 2013