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The Lynn Museum houses over 12,000 objects related to Lynn’s long and rich history, ranging from historic children’s toys to metal shoemaking machines to landscape paintings.  Our collection includes:


●Decorative arts


●Paintings and Prints

●Historical artifacts


●Vintage postcards

●Lynn souvenirs




We have particular strengths in:


●Shoes and shoe-making tools

●Wedding dresses

●Firefighting equipment

●GE memorabilia

●Victorian textiles

●Lydia Pinkham objects

●Abolitionist artifacts



We have partnered with the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum to house and catalogue our archival collection, which is currently on deposit at the Phillips Library with the collection searchable on their Philcat Catalogue.  Please visit the Phillips Library website for open hours, accessibility details, and to search for Lynn Museum archival holdings on the online database PHILCAT.  


Moratorium on Accepting Donations

The Lynn Museum relies on generous donations of both funds and Lynn-related objects and archives to strengthen our collection.  However, like many museums and historical societies, we have limited space and as such have had to impose a temporary, complete moratorium on accepting new collections donations.  







    Our  Collection: