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American Museum

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
+44 1225 460503
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Overpriced for what it is

We arrived at 10:30 in the pouring rain so cannot comment on the gardens. After paying we were told... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CMayLondon
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London, United Kingdom
A strange place

This is quite an expensive museum and little strange ... The gardens are nice and cafe is good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marie W
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average7%
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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

We arrived at 10:30 in the pouring rain so cannot comment on the gardens. After paying we were told that the house does not open until 12:00 (this is not clear from the signage outside which says 10:30) leaving us with 90 minutes to fill,...More

Thank CMayLondon
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello CMayLondon and thank you for your feedback. So sorry to hear you visit to the Museum was disappointing. Sounds like a series of things which need not have happened. Our staff and volunteers do work as hard as they can to ensure everyone visiting...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is quite an expensive museum and little strange ... The gardens are nice and cafe is good ... We saw one family having a great time with the family activity bags provided by the museum ... As adults I am not sure I got...More

Thank Marie W
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Marie W and thanks for the review. Sorry you think we are 'an expensive museum and a little strange'. We hope that the information on our website and printed material gives potential visitors an idea of what we are all about, and sets out...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went to the american museum with my 2 children last summer, at the time they were 9 and 5. was such a lovely day out. We decided to go again today but with 2 friends and each of thier 2 children. ages range from...More

Thank Roxy L
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Roxy L and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day and hope you'll help spread the word about how family friendly and such good value for money we are. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We live nearby and took visitors with an American connection there . We arrived early so we could look at the temporary Jazz exhibition first and it was so interesting that we spent about an hour looking at it. The house itself is interesting, and...More

Thank Hazelnut38
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Hazelnut38 and thanks for your kind words.Would be great if you could help us let more local people know about the Museum and Gardens. We think it's a great island of tranquillity and history away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only American Museum - though a little expensive to enter - it should not be missed. Set up with money inherited from the Standard Oil company, the setup and layout of this three story glimpse into American history is brilliant. Who knew...More

Thank Nicholas C
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Nicholas C and thanks for stopping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day and hope you'll pop back and see us again when you're next in Bath. There's always more to discover.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but very well done museum. Its certainly very interesting if you've been to New England where most of the artefacts have come from. The history of the collection itself is interesting & the staff are passionate and helpful. We found the...More

Thank jhunt45
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello jhunt45 and thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope you'll come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum by accident, so had no expectations. It's a bit strange. Set in a large country house, it has the feel of someone wanting to leave their mark, but not being sure of how to do it. They could have chosen...More

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

Hi Ian H and thanks for the review. Like most Museums we can only tell a fraction of the story and stories connected with theme within the four walls available to us. The founders set up the museum with a focus on the decorative arts...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The American Museum with its amazing collection and wonderful location is well worth a visit- but if you've already been and think you don't need to go again, think again. The current exhibition The Jazz Age- Fashion and Photographs is a sparkling cocktail of silk,...More

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

Hi TrilbyWestCountry and thanks for your fab review. Hope we'll see you Lindy hopping down to the Museum very soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our two Grandsons here 8 and 6 years. The gardens are a delight and so well tended. We enjoyed exploring these before the Museum opened and also took the opportunity to have lunch in their excellent café. There is a choice of salads,...More

1  Thank wisteria_10
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi wisteria_10 and thanks for your very kind words. Great to hear you all enjoyed your day with us and do hope you we'll see you back at the Museum soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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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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