Museums and Galleries

From local to regional to world-class: museums and galleries with a sense of place

With roots that go back to before the founding of our country, it should come as no surprise that Boston's North Shore is a culturally rich area that boasts local, regional and nationally known museums and galleries.

Famous artists throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have found the sea, landscape and light on the North Shore beguiling, and talented artists continue to capture its magic to this day. From the many galleries in Rockport and Gloucester to the impressive collections at the Peabody Essex Museum to art events held year 'round, a visit is sure to bring joy to your day. 

And don't overlook the fascinating museums that chronicle our rich regional history and industriousness - shipbuilders, carriage makers, inventors and maritime giants of their day all get their due. 

A museum or gallery visit is a perfect compliment to round out a day exploring all that Boston's North Shore has to offer.