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Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center

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Address: 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone Number: (203) 753-0381
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Waterbury's history all in one place! A wonderful experience.

As a kid growing up in the Brass City, as Waterbury is known as, I would skip school and hang out downtown. At the time, this museum was located across The Green in a much smaller... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a kid growing up in the Brass City, as Waterbury is known as, I would skip school and hang out downtown. At the time, this museum was located across The Green in a much smaller building. The new site is deceiving from outside because it's pretty big once inside. Parking is available in front ( north side of the... More 

Thank Raymojay
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84 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A small but impressive local museum, the Mattatuck Museum in downtown Waterbury, CT is part art museum, part local history museum, and the home of a very large collection of buttons. The permanent collection of art ranges from around the 1700s through contemporary pieces. Though mostly comprised of lesser-known artists, I was still impressed by several of the paintings. One... More 

Thank ChrissyHny
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191 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This place is decieving on its size. We went here on a private event where a different function was happening on each floor. They bring in different themes based on local history and art. The food in the cafe is also good here.

Thank bobbylupo
So. Windsor, CT
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Although we’re longtime CT residents, we’ve rarely been to Waterbury (not one of the state’s main destinations), and we’ve never been to its Mattatuck Museum. But we were drawn by a glowing review of one of their special exhibits, and we’re glad we went. The exhibit, featuring paintings of ocean and maritime scenes on loan from the New York Historical... More 

Thank RGinCT
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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160 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

enjoyed the history lesson of Waterbury and the surrounding areas. Affordable with group rates, last i checked but please contat and double check!

1 Thank honeydoll272
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Connecticut is graced with many fine museums in the unlikeliest of places. One of the most surprising -- to me, at least -- is the Mattatuck Museum of Arts and History Center in Waterbury. Designed by Cesar Pelli, it stands with cheerful dignity on the west side of Waterbury Common, which contains some impressive objects of its own. The area... More 

1 Thank John K
Waterbury, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My particular interest in the Mattatuck was its history collection. As an American History teacher, I am always looking for ways to make my subject relevant to the students in my class. The Mattatuck Museum is a tremendous storehouse for the collected history of our city of Waterbury and the entire upper Naugatuck Valley. This town started out as a... More 

1 Thank PJWtraveler
Southington, Connecticut
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a relatively small art museum but they do have a nice collection regarding the local history, a button collection and other permanent works. Unfortunately, when we went they did not have any cafe or food service which is a detriment. However, if you are looking for a small museum with quality items that you don't have to spend... More 

1 Thank lkis229
New Jersey
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very small, but interesting museum with lots of local history and a beautiful room full of buttons! They covered their history as a metal and brass center in a very interesting manner.

1 Thank Victoria R
Hartford, Connecticut
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292 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

this was a nice surprise located in the downtown area. Lots of history and some lovely paintings and art. Nice to visit and spend a few hours ....

1 Thank GringoAlto2000

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