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Welcome to History

At the Essex Shipbuilding Museum you can experience New England work ethics, attitudes and values that have much to teach us today.

Our web site describes our offerings and services for educational discovery, for tours and for visitors, but only a visit can give you the authentic experience of a remarkable New England village. There is always something new happening here!

In addition to visiting, volunteering is a very rewarding part of our museum's strength. Many volunteers with a wide variety and level of skills are engaged in many new facets of our museum. Contact the Museum for current  opportunities.

Visiting the Museum

There are a number of ways that you can visit the Museum. Both individual and group tours, including school groups, are available. In addition to tours there are opportunities for scholars to access the extensive collections. 


Artists in the Shipyard

The Essex River Cultural District is pleased to announce an exciting program bringing working artists and students to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Artists will be able to enjoy the creative opportunities the historic work site offers from now until the end of June 2016.
 The Essex River Cultural District was awarded this  grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council which was matched by the Essex Merchants group.  The Massachusetts Cultural Council has recently started funding projects and programs for Cultural Districts in Massachusetts.

The first group exhibit will take place from February 11 to 16. Artists participating include Alison Taylor, Charlie Carrol, Barbara Donnelly, Connie Sweet, Kristen Wilson, Katherine Richmond, Lynn Havighurst, and Jay Havighurst.
To RSVP or request more information email: education@essexshipbuildingmuseum.org or leave a message at: 978-768-6441.