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Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

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Tuttle wrote a review Sep 2019
Virginia17 contributions14 helpful votes
The Ballard institute is the result of a single person's determination to celebrate and popularize puppetry. He gathered what is probably a unique collection of relevant material during his academic career - this is the heart of the Institute. A visit can be short, glancing over the materials, or it can be in greater depth. The institute also has events and programs, displays and shows on occasion. In Town center in Mansfield it could be a side show to a nice meal or shopping.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Jtries wrote a review Jun 2018
Sandwich, Massachusetts55 contributions13 helpful votes
This is more of a display rather than a museum. However, the staff was incredibly nice and informative, and had fun looking around for about 20 min. The suggested donation is $5 each, but it truly is just a suggestion, making it welcome to all.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Missartsycraftsy wrote a review Feb 2018
Brookline, Massachusetts95 contributions19 helpful votes
If you know and love puppets, worth the trip if in the area...not sure I would travel days or miles to visit. Odd location right next to UConn. Suggested donation 5 dollars. Probably a great place for puppet shows for little kids. Museum...pushing it!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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willow488 wrote a review Aug 2017
Coventry, CT17 contributions11 helpful votes
We brought our grandchildren here and they liked looking at all the puppets. It is an interesting and fun place to go. It's not large, but interesting to look at all the different puppets on display.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Dianne1047 wrote a review Jul 2017
Coventry, Connecticut72 contributions42 helpful votes
A wonderful exhibit of puppets small and large which fascinate both toddlers and parents alike. Stories of shows in the past plus the history of the puppet program and information on upcoming productions in the small theater are available.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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