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Mariposa Museum of World Cultures

26 Main St, Peterborough, NH
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Unusual and educational

This is a small museum full of interesting items and cultural information. We spent about an hour... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Stratford, Connecticut
Wonderful place!

My kids and I went here, and I cannot say enough nice things about the curator, staff, and the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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In this restored Baptist church marionettes perform opera.
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26 Main St, Peterborough, NH
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

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

Thank SusieGP
Reviewed 26 March 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

Thank AdBloke
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...More

Thank Patty R
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.

1  Thank douglasmichael2016
Reviewed 3 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....More

Thank Dorothy D
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.

Thank Shells3535
Reviewed 22 February 2016

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

Thank Dana B
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.

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank ekenney226
Reviewed 26 October 2015

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

Thank LauraHanson
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