1845 Meriden Waterbury Road
Milldale, CT 06467
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Arts & Museums
The Solomon Goffe House is a historic building that is an important landmark of the Meriden region. Erected in 1711, it is one of the foremost houses and is still intact and well-preserved. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it now serves as living museum.
The Timexpo Museum is located at Waterbury, Connecticut. The museum is dedicated to the history of Timex Group and has exhibits going back to the founding of Waterbury Clock Company in 1854 C.E. The company's history of timepieces and archaeology are among the main exhibits that can be seen at the museum.
Mattatuck Museum is dedicated to Connecticut’s cultural heritage, and it preserves and showcases art works of artists from Connecticut. Apart from its permanent collection, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions on a regular basis. For more details and event updates, please check the website.
The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol contains one of the largest collections of antique carousel horses and carousels in the United States. Explore the Golden Age of the Carousel at this one-of-a-kind museum that displays and restores these priceless, unique works of art. Check their website for information regarding special artwork exhibits and recent restorations.
Located in Bristol, Connecticut, this museum is dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of Bristol. Maintained by the Bristol Historical Society, it collects preserves and displays significant historical resources. It is located in a former high school which was Bristol’s first high school. The building was built in the year 1894 and there were additions made in the year 1910. It is a Victorian building made of brick, featuring the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture.
The American Clock & Watch Museum (ACWM) is dedicated to the heritage of timekeeping. Trace the history, origin and science of horology. Its collection includes a wide range of watches, clocks and time pieces spanning across centuries and sourced from all over the world. It also features a library with catalogs and research material open by appointment.
Have fun at this family nature centerfeaturing farm and exotic animals, wildlife, and a trail system.
The Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford is not just a performing arts center for the Choate students, but it is also a masterpiece of modern architecture designed by I.M. Pei. The facility is named for Paul Mellon, son of Andrew Mellon (former Secretary of the Treasury), who attended Choate during the 1920s. The Main Stage, which seats 800, hosts a variety of shows put on by students and by touring artists, including the big spring musical, with past shows like Grand Hotel, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago and Les Misérables. Throughout the year, there are children's theater productions too, often based on classic children's books. There is also an Experimental Theater (often called "The Black Box") where improv, theater practices and small cabaret shows are put on. On the other side of the arts center is the Art Gallery where student works are displayed and you can find students studying and lounging on the couches.
The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is a lovely regional art museum, just nine miles (14 kilometers) south of Hartford. There are over 6000 artworks at this museum, ranging from painting to photography by some of the United States' preeminent artists, such as Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefee, Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent. Saturdays from 10a until noon there is free admission for all visitors.
Boasting eight galleries within it, the Lock Museum Of America has everything related to padlocks, chains, handcuffs, safes and keys which have been immaculately preserved over the centuries. Don't miss out on the Bank Lock Room and its vault locks and time locks. Door knobs manufactured during the Victorian Era catch the eye of all curious visitors who are fascinated with the Gothic, Flemish, Italian Renaissance, Roman and Greek influences.
Museum with various exhibits of Americana including different cultures, children's artifacts, circus miniatures, and dolls.
Enjoy exhibits of products manufactured from the past to the present including collections of Stanley Works, Landers, North & Judd, American Hardware, and Fafnir Bearing.