About the Peabody Museum

From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.

The Peabody Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

The Peabody Museum...

  • Offers exhibitions, workshops, symposia, and publications;
  • Serves a wide public audience through youth and adult educational programs;
  • Allows faculty and students to draw upon the collections to enrich classes and research and
  • Is a member of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) consortium.



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View of the Peabody Museum exterior, ca. 1899. PM 2004.24.1828.


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