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Address: 132 Main St, Wenham, MA 01984-1520
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+1 978-468-2377
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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We used this museum as a pit stop on the way to Boston to give our kids some time to move around. It is quaint and play-based. Very much a throw-back in a good way. Staff was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We used this museum as a pit stop on the way to Boston to give our kids some time to move around. It is quaint and play-based. Very much a throw-back in a good way. Staff was friendly and they had a great gift shop.

Thank M J
Salem, Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I enjoy this museum. It is great if you are interested in local or colonial history. The doll and toy exhibit is interesting for adults and children alike. The overall atmosphere is quaint and charming.

Thank Caitlin W
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Wenham Museum is the perfect place to bring young children! It's affordable, interactive, hands-on! The trains were perfect for my train lover, and the fairy-tale dress up was a blast for both kids. It's small and not crowded, so it feels safe and calm to be there with two very active kids who may run in any direction at... More 

Thank stephso
Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We went to see NELUG's Lego train display which I guess happens every year. While we were there we also saw the train room downstairs, and the other exhibits too. This is a great place! If you are local to it you have a real gem in your midst. Would I go frequently? Not unless I lived nearby and had... More 

Thank RebeccaMA
Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

What a wonderful museum. So full of history and so much for young and old. I love the way children can have hands on exploring while adults read and see the history. The exhibits are changed periodically but the trains are a must to see

Thank pat d
Danvers, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

The Wenham museum is a small local museum with an extensive collection of antique dolls and various gauge train displays. There are also lots of hands-on activities for the pre-school set. A fun place for kids and grandparents without being overwhelming.

1 Thank ChrisC1974
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

This is my 4 year-old boy’s favorite museum by far. They have a wonderful train room in the basement that the whole family enjoys and a fun little toy room with games and he always seems to easily make new friends here. We have a very affordable annual membership now and have been 4 times already. Friendly staff and easy... More 

Thank csl788
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I came here with my ten-year-old granddaughter, who I knew would be delighted with the doll collection, the dollhouses, and the assorted miniature furniture and accessories. She--and I--were not disappointed. What I didn't expect was how fascinated she (what am I saying? we!) would be with the model train layouts. In addition to the few on the main floor, there... More 

Thank LPLimon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing tour led by one of the staff. She spent lots of time telling us about the history of the town, the people, the politics. We were researching our families colonial heritage in the area and we couldn't have asked for amore knowledgable person. The train collection was great!Highly recommended.

Thank Liz D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

The largest doll collection in the world, a year around Train Room with several operating layouts, exhibits that change regularly and a lot of Wenham History including the times and equipment when ice from Wenham Lake was shipped around the world.

Thank reddahc

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