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Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center

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Address: 144 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702-1216
Phone Number: +1 203-753-0381
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Small museum with a lot of good art and exhibits

This museum doesnt look like much from the outside, but once you walk inside You have a lot of choices of where to go first. Currently there are several different art exhibits in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
linbwtby
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Middlebury, Connecticut
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Middlebury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum doesnt look like much from the outside, but once you walk inside You have a lot of choices of where to go first. Currently there are several different art exhibits in three different galleries. Also a gallery of local Waterbury history. Even the stairwells are covered with historical pieces from the Great Flood of 55. The third floor... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is affordable and has a lot of history of the city in many forms. It is great for all ages, very accessible and worth a visit.

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Thank Doreen Q
Norwalk, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Short, sweet and straight to the point. Not an all day affair for children. My son actually became upset cause their wasn't much of nothing for him to do. He hated the buttons. Not for children over 5, and that's being good. My son was 6 at the time of this visit.

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Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We picked a hotel in Waterbury CT because the Timex Museum was there. Unfortunately it closed for good in 2015. So we went here instead and were very pleased.. they have an interesting collection of Buttons through the ages since buttons were made there in the past. And lots of art of different types many paintings and other mediums as... More 

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Thank Dawn C
Waterbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed ourselves. There was a lot of interesting things in the museum. It is a really nice place to visit.

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Thank joelleperna
New York, NY
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150 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

What an unexpected pleasure! The Mattituck Museum is exemplary in many respects, and its emphasis on local art and history is admirable. We happened to visit and catch some very interesting exhibits, including TEA DAY 1931: The Art Community at Old Lyme, and WHAT A WOMAN!: Rosalind Russell, who was born in Waterbury. Who knew? The permanent collection is excellent... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I have been to this museum several time! It has all the history of Waterbury CT and surrounding towns dating back centuries. this museum is great to tour and learn. there are also several field trips a year that kids from all grades go to. They also have different events for all ages. beautiful museum and centrally located. easy access... More 

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Harwinton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

What a great setting for taking in much of the local history of the "Brass City" and some interesting and changing artwork to enjoy too. It is in the heart of Waterbury and could be enjoyed with a nice lunch or dinner at one of the area restaurants.

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Tustin, California
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476 reviews
295 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Mattatuck Museum is a good place to learn about the art, history and culture of an old New England city. I found it very interesting and it exceeding my expectations. I would recommend visiting this museum, just don’t expect rooms full of mind-blowing masterworks. The building has three floors and the layout promotes an easy flow through the exhibit... More 

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danbury,ct
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

My wife and I recently toured the museum after finding ourselves with some extra time in the heart of the City. The collection focuses on area history , a moderate collection of 19 the Century portraits and landscapes, and two special collections I assume were of limited time duration . The history exhibit was I think quite well done and... More 

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