The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

11 Divinity Avenue, Entrances on Oxford Street and Divinity Avenue
Daily, 9 am–5 pm

The Peabody Museum is a world-class collection museum of archaeology and anthropology. With a collection of 1.2 million objects and half a million photographs, the museum maintains eight public galleries and a teaching gallery. The museum makes accessible anthropological objects for teaching, research, and public education, and encourages anthropological discourse through exhibitions, lectures, symposia, and publications. Formal museum-based study is promoted (Anthropology 92r), summer internships are available, and volunteer or work-study students are welcome. The museum also offers a regular series of lectures and public programs, and opens three to four new exhibitions each year. Admission and most public programs are available free to Harvard students.

The collections include North American Indian artifacts; pre-Columbian holdings from Middle America (particularly the Maya) and Peru; pottery collections from North and South America; materials from the Paleolithic and Iron Age cultures of Africa, Asia, and Europe; West African masks and artifacts from Pacific cultures; and ethnographic specimens from Siberia to Tierra del Fuego. The museum maintains written and photographic archives closely related to its collections. For information about the Peabody Museum’s collections and archives, visit the Peabody Museum Website or email

accessWheelchair access through Tozzer Library on Divinity Ave. and through the basement entrance of the Museum of Comparative Zoology on Oxford St.