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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York, NY

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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 419 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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danbury,ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 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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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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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 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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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I attended an evening event here and arrived early. The staff was extremely gracious and allowed me to roam the museum before my event started. I only toured the first floor but I was impressed by what they had on exhibit. After the event finished, I told my wife and now she wants to go. We'll be back!

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Great Museum that tells the history of Waterbury's neighborhoods and industrial past. The Mattatuck museum also has programming for all ages, and has exhibits that change regularly, so there is always something new to see. This is a small sample of exhibits that were or are still on display , The Illumination Show : Neon Works by Lauren Booth. Yves... More 

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