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Mariposa Museum of World Cultures

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Address: 26 Main Street, Peterborough, NH
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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In this restored Baptist church marionettes perform opera.

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Delightful little Museum in a delightful little town.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2016
douglasmichael2016
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

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

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Nelson NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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

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Thank LauraHanson
Contoocook, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

friendly staff, cute gift shop, lots of hands on exhbits, especially enjoyed the wide array of musical insturments you can play, a feast for the eye

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Volunteers were very knowledgeable, friendly. Didn't have time for full tour, but next time will make sure we do.

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Thank Cheryl F
Bennington, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cute little museum with ever changing themes for children. Lots to do and some hands on stuff too. My grandchildren love to visit when they come to visit.

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