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“Surprised at depth of exhibits, goes beyond the norm.”

Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Waterbury
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Venice, Florida
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Surprised at depth of exhibits, goes beyond the norm.”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I visited this museum recently to view the current exhibit about the art colony from Kent, Connecticut. I was surprised at the quality of the other exhibits. The permanent collection on display was very interesting but I was fascinated by the exhibit pertaining to Waterbury and the history of manufacturing there. They also have a great cafe for a quick lunch. Don't miss this museum.

Visited July 2014
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“This is a wonderful museum.”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

This museum shows world class art work . It also has a very nice restaurant. The staff is very nice and helpful. The curator took time to explain an art exhibit to me.

Visited May 2014
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Harwinton, Connecticut
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“CT art and history”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

The Mattatuck Museum has an interesting combination of art and displays pertaining to the history of Connecticut. There is a large room full of oil paintings depicting local and historic landmarks and panoramas, a gallery of studies of light and shadow in the woods with snow, and two large galleries of art as well as a video presentaion on the artist. There are various artifacts from Connecticut's history, a rooftop of metal sculpture, and a collection of antique buttons. A variety of interesting things to see!

Visited January 2014
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Newington, Connecticut
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Looking Forward To Returning”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The museum was a very pleasant surprise. The building is old and beautiful. When you enter the atmosphere is inviting as are staff. We are so happy that we were able to find this true treasure.

We happened to spend a few hours in the industrial history area of the museum and still were not able to take it all in. A wonderful history of Waterbury, Connecticut. The displays are very well done. You just want to spend as much time as possible with each exhibit. We plan on returning to complete the exhibit and to take in the other exhibits at this very lovely museum.

We are members of the NBMAA and Mattatuck honors this membership. You can also find a coupon in the Entertain Book. We were happy to give a donation.

Visited April 2014
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Wolcott, Connecticut
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“Museum and Local Lunch/Brunch Location”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Offers many programs about the local area. Tea Room has offered excellent meals to top off a visit with the local past of the area.

Visited June 2013
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