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Mariposa Museum of World Cultures

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Address: 26 Main St, Peterborough, NH
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In this restored Baptist church marionettes perform opera.

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Wonderful place!

My kids and I went here, and I cannot say enough nice things about the curator, staff, and the museum. There are so many interesting and educational things here. My kids... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stratford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum full of interesting items and cultural information. We spent about an hour there. A worthwhile visit.

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Thank SusieGP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids and I went here, and I cannot say enough nice things about the curator, staff, and the museum. There are so many interesting and educational things here. My kids especially loved the instruments from around the world. I love that the museum is hands on, and there is plenty of information and literature around to go at your... More 

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Thank AdBloke
Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

What a hidden gem filled with culture from all around the world, THE most charming museum and gift shop. Appropriate for everyone, especially for grandparents and grandkids!! I loved it, hadn't been in there in ages, and it has changed for the better, while retaining the original vibrant spirit that has kept it growing!

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Thank Patty R
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Always good to stop in and check out the ever changing exhibits and to keep up on upcoming events. Current exhibit is Rich Entel's Menagerie, a collection of animal sculptures built from recycled musical instruments and cardboard.

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1 Thank douglasmichael2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Mariposa is such a fascinating museum. My friend and I were lucky enough to get there yesterday, just before a new exhibit opened with a display of zoo animals made of corrugated cardboard and discarded string instruments. It's hard to describe, but it was fascinating. There are many other displays from cultures around the world, and be sure to go... More 

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Thank Dorothy D
Grafton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

So many quirky and interesting things to explore!! Was nice to have so many things that are "hands on". A fun place to visit.

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Thank Shells3535
Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Small museum full of interesting items representing worldwide cultures. By far a very pleasant surprise

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Thank Dana B
Nelson NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

A hands on museum. Fun for kids and grown up alike.. A trip around the world in one building. A great rainy day option for kids when on vacation.

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Thank Ruth L
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

This museum offers a wide variety of cultural components of all countries around the world. This glimpse into education, religion, social aspects etc. provides so much learning of the world from such a small town in NH. The men and women working at Mariposa are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about all elements of the museum and much about various locations... More 

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Thank ekenney226
New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Excellent museum of local history - have extensive files of local history. Excellent locale for small events.

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Thank LauraHanson

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