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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: (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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A second Choice that was a good Choice

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dawn C
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Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania

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Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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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Thank ChinaFanNYC
Waterbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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Thank SharonSeve
Harwinton, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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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Thank Jim L
danbury,ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

factory workers who paid ?cents a night to sleep in a prewarmed bed one gets up one lays down 24/7 $

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Thank Alberto F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

mattatuck Museum is an absolute place for historical arts and teaches very well. Great places to start lessons on art history.

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Thank Jesus C
New Haven, Connecticut
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240 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I took my three children to this museum on a weekday afternoon. After discovering the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Wadsworth Athaneum in Hartford, I was excited to find another local cultural treasure. The website stated that on the first Thursday of every month, the museum was open until 7:30 at night. Unfortunately, this has not been... More 

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