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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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So. Windsor, CT
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So. Windsor, CT
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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 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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!

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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 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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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 

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Southington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

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New Jersey
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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.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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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 ....

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Mattatuck Museum has a great collection of Connecticut and local memorabilia and historical artifacts. The presentation is clean and modern, allowing for viewing of many of the artifacts from different angles. Especially informative is the information about the history of manufacturing, focusing on the local industries of brass and rubber manufacturing. In addition, there are changing exhibits of art... More 

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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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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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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Address: 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone Number: (203) 753-0381
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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