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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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Great stuff for all ages and interests

It's a small museum that will take only an hour or two, but it's well worth the trip. Plenty of activities for the kids, both as separate activity areas and incorporated into the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Connecticut
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small museum that will take only an hour or two, but it's well worth the trip. Plenty of activities for the kids, both as separate activity areas and incorporated into the history exhibits. Interesting and well done section on the prehistory and history of the area, beautifully displayed artwork from the 18th century to the present, and special... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Extensive history of Waterbury, including artifacts. Understand that Waterbury's grade school students come to the museum each year. Have a small but rotating painting-sculpture collection. Each year seem to have a 'big name' artist exhibit. Web site also has children/family events. Don't rush through it.

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Thank Flo C
Middlebury, CT
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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13 reviews
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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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank linbwtby
Waterbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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155 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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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