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Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702-1216
+1 203-753-0381
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Waterbury's history all in one place! A wonderful experience.

As a kid growing up in the Brass City, as Waterbury is known as, I would skip school and hang out... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2015
via mobile
Art, History and Home of The Waterbury Button Museum

A small but impressive local museum, the Mattatuck Museum in downtown Waterbury, CT is part art... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2015
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144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702-1216
+1 203-753-0381
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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

As a kid growing up in the Brass City, as Waterbury is known as, I would skip school and hang out downtown. At the time, this museum was located across The Green in a much smaller building. The new site is deceiving from outside because...More

Thank Raymojay
Reviewed 21 October 2015

A small but impressive local museum, the Mattatuck Museum in downtown Waterbury, CT is part art museum, part local history museum, and the home of a very large collection of buttons. The permanent collection of art ranges from around the 1700s through contemporary pieces. Though...More

Thank ChrissyHny
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This place is decieving on its size. We went here on a private event where a different function was happening on each floor. They bring in different themes based on local history and art. The food in the cafe is also good here.

Thank bobbylupo
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Although we’re longtime CT residents, we’ve rarely been to Waterbury (not one of the state’s main destinations), and we’ve never been to its Mattatuck Museum. But we were drawn by a glowing review of one of their special exhibits, and we’re glad we went. The...More

Thank RGinCT
Reviewed 10 July 2015

enjoyed the history lesson of Waterbury and the surrounding areas. Affordable with group rates, last i checked but please contat and double check!

1  Thank honeydoll272
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Connecticut is graced with many fine museums in the unlikeliest of places. One of the most surprising -- to me, at least -- is the Mattatuck Museum of Arts and History Center in Waterbury. Designed by Cesar Pelli, it stands with cheerful dignity on the...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 30 June 2015

My particular interest in the Mattatuck was its history collection. As an American History teacher, I am always looking for ways to make my subject relevant to the students in my class. The Mattatuck Museum is a tremendous storehouse for the collected history of our...More

1  Thank PJWtraveler
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a relatively small art museum but they do have a nice collection regarding the local history, a button collection and other permanent works. Unfortunately, when we went they did not have any cafe or food service which is a detriment. However, if you...More

1  Thank lkis229
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Very small, but interesting museum with lots of local history and a beautiful room full of buttons! They covered their history as a metal and brass center in a very interesting manner.

1  Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 24 April 2015

this was a nice surprise located in the downtown area. Lots of history and some lovely paintings and art. Nice to visit and spend a few hours ....

1  Thank GringoAlto2000
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Isis B
15 July 2016|
Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $7; less for seniors, students and kids. Free for members of the Mattatuck of those in the NARM association.