Plan Your Visit

The Mattatuck Museum is currently closed to the public as we transition back to our permanent home at 144 West Main St. 

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COVID-19 Update

The safety and health of visitors and staff is the highest priority at the Mattatuck Museum. With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States, the Museum is keeping up to date with all CDC health-related plans and procedures.

Admission tickets must be purchased online prior to your visit. Purchase tickets here.

By entering the facility, attendees accept all risk in attending in-person events and will adhere to all social distancing and protective equipment use requirements.

Read some of our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Museum’s updated guidelines for visitors, including what to expect on your visit, cleaning and safety protocols, and more.

Check back at the website for updates and any future changes.

Museum Hours-CLOSED

For a full listing of upcoming adult & family programs, please visit our calendar 

We will be open to the public on the following holidays:

  • Columbus Day Monday, October 11, 2021
  • Veteran’s Day Thursday, November 11, 2021

The Museum will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Independence Day Monday, July 5, 2021
  • Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Christmas Friday, December 24, 2021


  • Museum members: Free (Join now!)
  • $5 General Admission
  • Free for Children 12 & under
  • Monday-Friday: Free for Waterbury Residents
  • Purchase a CT Art Trail Passport and receive admission to the Mattatuck and 17 other world-class museums and historic sites.

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Free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Museums on Us
1st Saturday & Sunday of the month
Free admission for Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and US Trust cardholders

Family Free Art Activity
1st Saturday of the month
Explore the Museum all day at no charge and participate in a family-friendly program at 10:00 a.m.

Reciprocal Museum Admission
Members of the following museums receive free admission to The MATT.

  • Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
  • Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
  • Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA
  • Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
  • Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
  • Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
  • New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
  • Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA

Visit the Museum with a Libary Pass!
The following libraries are Members @ The MATT and offer free admission passes to library cardholders. Learn more about becoming a member library @ The MATT!

  • Case Memorial Library
  • Clark Memorial Library
  • Howard Whittemore Memorial Library
  • Middlebury Public Library
  • New Milford Public Library
  • Norfolk Library
  • Oliver Wolcott Library
  • Prospect Public Library
  • Seymour Public Library
  • Silas Bronson Library
  • Thomaston Public Library
  • Wolcott Public Library
  • Woodbury Public Library
  • Gallery Guidelines

    • Food and drinks are permitted only in the café and Museum Garden
    • Water in plastic bottles may be brought into the Museum
    • Only pencils may be used in the galleries; the use of ballpoint pens, ink, markers, fountain pens or watercolors is not permitted at any time
    • Strollers are allowed in all galleries unless otherwise noted
    • Oversize and jogging strollers are prohibited
    • A wheelchair is available in the coat room (inquire at Visitor Services desk)
    • To ensure the safety of the collection, the Museum does not permit visitors to carry bags on their backs in the galleries
    • All backpacks and packages must be checked in at the Visitor Services desk
    • Coats and small umbrellas may be carried into the galleries. Large umbrellas must be checked
    • The Museum reserves the right to refuse other items and is not responsible for items held by the Visitor Services staff
    • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum or in the Garden.


    • Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum
    • Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only in the galleries devoted to the permanent collection
    • Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or areas consisting of works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions
    • Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever