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Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 753-0381
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Waterbury
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Venice, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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14 reviews 14 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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37 reviews 37 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Mostly about the city if Waterbury, interesting for school children. Not really a tourist attraction

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