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Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center

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Address: 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702-1216
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+1 203-753-0381
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Small museum with great exhibits

Recently attended a special exhibit on Boy Scouting. What a delight. Very organized and highly interesting. Excellent exhibits from an old industrial town specializing in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Ray S
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Middlebury, CT
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Middlebury, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Recently attended a special exhibit on Boy Scouting. What a delight. Very organized and highly interesting. Excellent exhibits from an old industrial town specializing in the brass industry. Very interesting permanent exhibits and fine art of many styles and periods. Be on lookout for advertised special exhibits as they may not last long.

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Thank Ray S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Always a good stop to learn about Waterbury's industrial history; but it also offers some interesting art exhibits (small but well-curated) and one of the finest button collections in the country.

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Thank familygal2017
Middlebury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This museum doesnt look like much from the outside, but once you walk inside You have a lot of choices of where to go first. Currently there are several different art exhibits in three different galleries. Also a gallery of local Waterbury history. Even the stairwells are covered with historical pieces from the Great Flood of 55. The third floor... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is affordable and has a lot of history of the city in many forms. It is great for all ages, very accessible and worth a visit.

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Thank Doreen Q
Norwalk, Connecticut
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Short, sweet and straight to the point. Not an all day affair for children. My son actually became upset cause their wasn't much of nothing for him to do. He hated the buttons. Not for children over 5, and that's being good. My son was 6 at the time of this visit.

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Thank Rock175
Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 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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Harwinton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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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