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American Museum

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
+44 1225 460503
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Idyllic

Such a special place with so much to take in. I particularly enjoyed the Folk Art and the Country... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
countrychic2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Great day out ....

We have been meaning to visit the museum since 1981 and finally made it! If you catch the free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FarehamJim
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Fareham
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Situated in a glorious Georgian manor house within 120 acres of wonderful grounds and stunning scenery, the American Museum in Britain is home to the finest collection of Americana outside of the United States. Visitors learn about the Founding Fathers, the pioneers West, Native Americans and the Slavery issue which lead to the Civil War in the new interactive American Heritage Exhibition. This precedes a series of attractive period rooms dating from colonial times until the eve of the Civil War. These rooms set the scene on domestic life throughout the exciting settlement and independence years of America and are accessible via a lift for those who have difficultly with the manor house stairs. The museum has an outstanding quilt collection which allows us to alter the permanent textile display from time to time (40-50 quilts are on show each year) and an inspiring Folk Art gallery intrigues visitors with whirligigs, cigar store Indians, weathervanes and even a Mohawk ship figurehead! Main season Mid-March to November, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-5pm. Cafe & Gardens open from 10.30am. Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays. Christmas season Mid-November to Mid-December, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-4.30pm. Cafe open from 11am. Closed Mondays. Free shuttle bus from Bath city centre to the museum throughout afternoon, see website for schedule.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
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+44 1225 460503
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a special place with so much to take in. I particularly enjoyed the Folk Art and the Country Store and found the staff/Volunteers very enthusiastic and informative. The current Jazz Age exhibition is fabulous and all surrounded by beautiful grounds. can't wait to return....More

Thank countrychic2015
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi countrychic2015 and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and do hope you'll help spread the word about our idyllic corner of Bath

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been meaning to visit the museum since 1981 and finally made it! If you catch the free minibus from Bath your tour will start straight away, with the extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable driver. The museum is unusual and fascinating in re - creating...More

Thank FarehamJim
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello FarehamJIm and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope you'll come back soon. 36 years is far too big a gap!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a family day out at The American Museum on a sunny Sunday in July. The gardens are really lovely and a lovely place for a wander. The view from the terrace across the countryside is really quite stunning. The exhibitions within the main...More

Thank Caroline M
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Caroline M and thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope we'll see you again soon. Would be great to have some more feedback re our cafe, if you have time; reception@americanmuseum.org

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting museum, set in wonderful grounds with fantastic views. We visited on a very sunny, hot afternoon when they were doing Independence Day celebrations (but in an understated British sort of way). The cafe was good, and I had a nice cheese...More

Thank Johntimelord
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Johntimelord and thanks for dropping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended with an organised tour and felt very welcome at this gem of an attraction. Staff were helpful and the whole visit was excellent. Very high quality special exhibition.

Thank Carol B
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carol B. Thanks for your kind words. Hope you'll help spread the word about the Museum and that we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to see this museum, the only American Museum outside of the USA telling the story of America from the beginning. The display in the house is over three floors. The basement is particularly good with lots of exhibits, allow plenty of time...More

Thank Peter V
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter V and thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your day with us and hope you'll return this time next year to see our transformed gardens. We're waiting for a decision from the local authority on approval for our New American Garden which...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not cheap at £12/head but worth the very penny. Wonderful exhibition of 20s/30s clothing and photos and the museum itself is stuffed with American artefacts and art, including magnificent collection of quilts. Lift for the less mobile and lots of handy seating. Room attendants are...More

Thank Diane W
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Diane W and thanks for your review. We like to think our admission prices offer good value for money, encompassing the main museum, exhibition gallery and gardens/grounds to explore. As a charity we don't receive any local or central government funding so rely on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not heard about this till a came with a group for the day. A warm welcome and found the exhibits easy to find with plenty of signs on to the next thing. Plenty of staff around if you do find you are lost,...More

Thank wendygp
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello wendygp and thanks for coming to see us.Now you know where we are and what we do, we hope you'll spread the word and of course come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was a great surprise to me as until today I had never heard of it. But what a great find, excellent display of American historical interiors, quilting, carpets and fashion. Plus interesting porcelain and paintings of the trade between America and China. Lovely...More

Thank pbhPlymouth
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi pbhPlymouth and thanks for dropping by. We like to think of ourselves as a hidden gem but not too hidden. Hope you'll help spread the word and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on the hillside above Bath, this museum seems very tranquil after the hustle and bustle of the attractions in the town centre. Although the gardens open at 10.30 the house doesn’t open til 12pm. The gardens are nice to wander through and it refreshing...More

Thank Carol H
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Carol H and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day. Hope we can entice you back for more tranquillity soon.

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LesleyD47
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Response from AmericanMuseum | Property representative |
Thank you for posing this question Lesley. Our Period Rooms span 200 years of American domestic life from 1690 to 1860, many simply showing the craftsmanship of the early colonies through to the new Independent United... More
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