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Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center

Address: 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone Number: (203) 753-0381
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Ranked #5 of 21 things to do in Waterbury
Type: Art museums, History museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you like history and want to learn about connecticut this a a great start. They have the museum and a nice cafe. You can take a walking tour of the architecture in the city. That in it self is worth it because of the old buildings and the charm. This is a hidden gem in the stae that is... More 

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Venice, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I visited this museum recently to view the current exhibit about the art colony from Kent, Connecticut. I was surprised at the quality of the other exhibits. The permanent collection on display was very interesting but I was fascinated by the exhibit pertaining to Waterbury and the history of manufacturing there. They also have a great cafe for a quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This museum shows world class art work . It also has a very nice restaurant. The staff is very nice and helpful. The curator took time to explain an art exhibit to me.

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Harwinton, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Mattatuck Museum has an interesting combination of art and displays pertaining to the history of Connecticut. There is a large room full of oil paintings depicting local and historic landmarks and panoramas, a gallery of studies of light and shadow in the woods with snow, and two large galleries of art as well as a video presentaion on the... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The museum was a very pleasant surprise. The building is old and beautiful. When you enter the atmosphere is inviting as are staff. We are so happy that we were able to find this true treasure. We happened to spend a few hours in the industrial history area of the museum and still were not able to take it all... More 

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Offers many programs about the local area. Tea Room has offered excellent meals to top off a visit with the local past of the area.

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Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We, my adult daughter and I, received a friendly greeting by the staff person, Daniel, who gave us a brief introduction to the exhibits and where to locate them. What an interesting museum this is. It had a very fine permanent art collection as well as special art exhibitions. There is a floor devoted to the history of Waterbury and... More 

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Middlebury, Connecticut, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Mattatuck was the original name for Waterbury, which industrialized from farmsteads and lumber mills to the prosperous Brass City in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its museum has fascinating, hands-on, involving and well designed dioramas to tell the story of the town - from English colonial village to polyglot workplace. The contributions of its founders, its immigrants, its... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

If u want to learn the history of Waterbury this is the place to visit the art gallery is beautiful a donation is required but u can get free passes from library

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very interesting for locals to see the history of their city. Also small section of art. I actually spent a lot of time in the button room and was amazed at the display.

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