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Mariposa Museum of World Cultures

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

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Charming, Educational, Vibrant!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Patty R
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Contoocook, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 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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Thank maricenelson
Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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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