The Wenham Museum is open to the public with modified hours (Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.; Monday, Closed).   Holiday-related hours are listed on our Visit page – please note the museum will be closed Wed., Nov. 25th – Friday, Nov. 27th for Thanksgiving.  Face coverings and advanced ticket purchase are required.  Click here to reserve tickets. We also encourage you to review our new protocols at  Thank You!

Poppets Playdates & M is for Museum


EDUCATIONAL FUN For Young Children at Wenham Museum

On the 2nd Friday of the Month at 9:30 AM  and 10:30 am

Included in Admission | Free for Members
Free for Residents of Hamilton, Wenham, Essex, and Manchester with RSVP
to Paige Menchini, Early Childhood Partners, to be on the list for free admission.

Poppets Playdates: Ages 18 months – 3 years 

Poppets Playdates – a new offering this fall, “poppets” are what the colonial children called their little cloth dolls and what adults lovingly called the children themselves.  This program for toddlers 18 months to 3 years will be a sensory-rich, socialization experience. Offered from 9:30 – 10:00 am on the same days as “M is for Museum”.  Location within the museum will be dependent on the activity.

M is for Museum: Ages 3 years and up

M is for Museum – Wenham Museum educators introduce young children to the world of museums in a fun interactive way, combining early literacy and socialization. Targeted to children 3 years old and up, each session will focus on a particular part of the collection, an exhibit, or a seasonal theme.  Offered from 10:30 – 11:00 am on the second Friday of most months.

Upcoming Programs

October Program

Program Log-In

Poppets Playdates, 18 mos. +
M is for Museum, 2.9 years +
Friday, October 9, 2020
Online Program – Registration Required for Access


Free for Residents of Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester & Essex with RSVP through Early Childhood Partners

Join in this month’s M is for Museum and Poppets Playdates VIRTUAL at-home program!  You can participate in the program on your own time and at your own schedule.

This month is all about leaves.  Our Poppets friends will read Leaves by David Ezra Stein and our M is for Museum friends will read My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington.

After reading those stories, we have some fun leaf-related activities for you to enjoy!  We will find leaves outside for a leaf book and do some leaf printing with fall leaves and paint.

After registering, you will receive a link to the program page with storybook readings and a free leaf book printable.  Registrants can also pick up leaf printing supplies and a printed copy of the leaf book printable at the Wenham Museum.

Sponsored by:  Early Childhood Partners