Timed Ticket Entry Now RequiredReserve Tickets
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all visitors including Members must reserve tickets in advance of your visit. This reservation system is intended to permit social distancing within the museum and to ensure compliance with the occupancy requirements set forth in Phase III of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Reopening Plan.
Private Museum Rentals AvailableReserve a Private Rental
Feel like visiting the museum, but are wary of being here with other visitors? Book the museum for a private rental with your household, quaran-team or homeschool group! The museum is available for private rentals on Sundays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. On select weekday afternoons, the museum is also available for private rentals from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Private rentals are limited to 10 people and include access to all exhibitions and the first floor of the historic house. Private rentals are $250 for non-members and $175 for Members. Members, please use discount code MEMBER at check-out for the member rate!
Safety Starts with You
Face coverings per Massachusetts guidelines, clean hands, and social distance are required within the museum for ALL visitors. We ask for your cooperation with our new requirements, both by you and by your children or grandchildren. Read our complete reopening processes and procedures on our Reopening page >>
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Individual Admission Rates**
$10.00 – Adults
$8.00 – Seniors (ages 65+)
$8.00 – Children ages 1 – 16; babies aged 0-11 months are free.
$5.00 – COVID-19 Fee (one fee is payable per visit per party/household visiting the museum, including Members)
Would you like to visit for FREE? Become a member!
Group Rates: Until Further Notice, Group Visits Have Been Suspended
Please call Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113 for information or visit the Schools & Groups page for details.
GENERAL HOURS – MUSEUM GALLERIES
Sunday, Open Only for Private Rentals – Click Here to Reserve >>
Monday, CLOSED (except certain holidays listed below)
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
If you have any questions regarding the museum’s hours, please call Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.
In the event of current or forecasted inclement weather, the Wenham Museum may need to close its galleries and gift shop. All weather-related closings will be posted on the museum’s this page, wenhammuseum.org/visit, and within the red information bar located at the top of the website. Closures will also be posted on the museum’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/WenhamMuseum.
The Wenham Museum will be making decisions regarding weather-related closure independently this season. (In prior years, the museum followed the local school district. Due to remote and hybrid learning this year, we do not believe that practice applicable.)
If the museum needs to close due to weather, the museum will contact all reservation holders impacted by the closure. All reservations will be refunded or rescheduled.
Questions? Please contact Visitor Services at email@example.com or by phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113.
2021 Holiday Hours for the Museum & Shop
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presidents’ Day, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Veteran’s Day, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Strollers are welcome. Changing tables are located in all restrooms. Snacks may be eaten in designated areas of the museum or outdoors. A playground is located across the street from the museum behind the Wenham Tea House.
The museum is handicapped accessible, with the exception of the second floor of the Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House. Limited handicap parking next to the museum.
Admission includes self-guided visits to the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House. Families are encouraged to visit the house which offers hands-on activities for all ages.
From points south:
Take Route 128 North to Exit 20-A (Route 1A North – Hamilton).
Follow Route 1A north for 2.3 miles.
The Museum is on the right before the Wenham Town Hall.
From points north:
Take Route 95 South to Route 128 North.
Then follow the directions as above.
The MBTA Commuter Rail on the Newburyport-Rockport Line is accessible to Wenham. Get off at the Hamilton stop which is just north of the town of Wenham.
Take the 15-minute scenic walk south from the depot along Route 1A to the museum.
Includes limited handicap parking next to the museum. The parking lot is a free public lot.