Empresses of China's Forbidden City
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This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty – the Qing dynasty – from 1644 to 1912.
This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty – the Qing dynasty – from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 250 spectacular objects from the Palace Museum tell the little-known stories of how imperial women influenced court politics, art and religion.
Timed to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-China diplomatic relations, Empresses of China’s Forbidden City is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum; the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler,View more
161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
To park, you may use the parking garage on New Liberty Street. In addition, there is a municipal parking lot on nearby St. Peter Street, and a smaller garage on Derby Street, at the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and Derby Street, three blocks from the museum. Limited on-street parking is available around Salem Common and at two-hour meters.
All public areas of the museum are accessible to wheelchairs; the historic houses are not. Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House offers limited wheelchair accessibility. A representative at the informationView more
All public areas of the museum are accessible to wheelchairs; the historic houses are not. Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House offers limited wheelchair accessibility. A representative at the information desk will be happy to discuss accessible routes and amenities. Please contact our Guest Services Department for additional information at 978-542-1644.
Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are located throughout the museum. Private family bathrooms are available on the first floor.
You are welcome to borrow wheelchairs (standard and wide), strollers and rollators from the coatroom (available on a first-come, first-served basis).
Service animals are welcome in the museum.
Accessible parking is available in the paid garage on New Liberty Street, across from the National Park Service Visitor Center.
The New Liberty Street and Charter Street entrances are available for wheelchair drop-offs. All street-level doors can be operated with a push button.
Public Programs and Interpretation
A Braille informational brochure and audio stop sheet for Yin Yu Tang, A Chinese House, and a Braille brochure about the museum’s history are available at the information desk.
Wheelchair seating and assistive listening devices are available for public programs in Morse Auditorium. Requests for an ASL interpreter should be made at least two weeks before your visit. Large-print transcripts of guides to select exhibitions and Yin Yu Tang, A Chinese House are available at the information desk.
For more information, please call 978-745-9500, ext. 3144View less
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