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Mariposa Museum of World Cultures

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A beautiful museum! Inspired, moving and a treat for the visual senses!

If you are ever in Peterborough New Hampshire please make an effort to stop by the Mariposa museum... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Groton, Ma
Mariposa Museum of World Cultures & Experiences

I helped start this place, when it was still Joseph's Coat and my late friend Linda and her husband... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Jessica K
Tucson, Arizona
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In this restored Baptist church marionettes perform opera.
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26 Main St, Peterborough, NH 03458-2420
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

If you are ever in Peterborough New Hampshire please make an effort to stop by the Mariposa museum. we just saw the quilt exhibit We Shall Rise as well as the Big Book display - The largest book on peace in the world. The museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

A very nice 3 floor museum with a tempoary wonderful special exhibit of quilts extended only for one more week if interest in seeing. A nice ongoing artistic space and exhibitions. Very friendly and helpful staff.This museum is also connected to N.A.R.M., a wonderful way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I helped start this place, when it was still Joseph's Coat and my late friend Linda and her husband David dreamed of once sharing their amazing and beautiful array of worldly gems from their travels as teachers. It took a fire, but after the entire...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jessica K
Reviewed December 3, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the multicultural exhibits. For a small place, there was so much to see. We took our time looking at all the items displayed. It was also fun to play the various instruments and drums. We came away with such a good feeling.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Rowena H
Reviewed October 14, 2017

The Mariposa Museum always relates its exhibit to the big picture of the World and its cultures. All the continents and many countries are represented by artifacts displayed in their numerous vertical cases. The musical instruments area is always popular with the young visitors.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Françoise B
Reviewed April 1, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SusieGP
Reviewed March 26, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank AdBloke
Reviewed August 27, 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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Patty R
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.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank douglasmichael2016
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....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Dorothy D
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