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American Museum

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

Excellent Museum and full of interesting facts and figures. You can walk the garden or take a cuppa... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
steve p
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Not enough history later than 1940

I am a fan of American history and have always wanted to go to this place but was disappointed that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
countryfan71
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Swindon, 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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“folk art” (38 reviews)
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“period rooms” (21 reviews)
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 2 weeks ago

Excellent Museum and full of interesting facts and figures. You can walk the garden or take a cuppa in the café. The exhibition will take you about 2 hours if you take your time and read the facts, the grounds you could spend all day...More

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

Hi steve p and thanks for dropping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day and hope we'll see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a fan of American history and have always wanted to go to this place but was disappointed that the history stopped at the start of the time leading to the American civil war and after And the people in each room were not...More

Thank countryfan71
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi countryfan71 and thanks for the review. The Museums period rooms do end just before the Civil War, as originally intended by its founders. We use our temporary exhibitions to map out distinct themes of American history after that using of course the decorative arts....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I went up to the American museum via the shuttle bus from the centre of Bath, near Bath Abbey. Our driver, Martin, was awash with useful and insightful recommendations for our visit to the museum. I am pleased to say that everything...More

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

Hi Alexander K and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day and do hope you'll come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on 24th October, had an amazing afternoon. Museum is so well thought out and really interesting. Lots of interactive exhibits too. Also visited the Jazz Age exhibition. Fabulous clothes on show, especially loved the 'flapper' dresses which were exquisitely made. Would recommend anyone visiting...More

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

Hi Christine C and thanks for popping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope you'll help spread the word!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to see the quilts but enjoyed all the exhibits covering the different eras of American's past. Interesting artifacts from different American Indian tribes. There was a special exhibit on the Jazz Age which had wonderful outfits from that era.

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

Hi Margaret G and thanks for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on the hillside above Bath, this is an interesting place to spend a few hours. The house has lots of artefacts and information about the history of America as well as several rooms set out as they would have been during different periods with...More

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

Hi Sally F and thanks for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope we'll see you back soon to explore the gardens.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here after visiting Prior Park via the Bath Skyline walk. Easy to get to. Location and view from house front is just breathtaking. Museum itself was brilliant. Interesting and well thought out. Staff were friendly and more than willing to share their knowledge. There...More

Thank cusco1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a visit here today, the exhibits were fascinating and the volunteer guides in each room very knowledgeable giving us a deeper insight into the life and times each room represented. We also had coffe in the cafe which also served a number of...More

Thank SueGB804
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi SueGB804 and thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit despite the weather and we look forward to seeing you back at the Museum soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main house has a series of rooms illustrating the key aspects of American history and a tavern from the USA (lower level). Then various reconstructed rooms from houses of different periods and a amazing collection of quilts (ground floor then first floor). Also a...More

Thank DrDave52
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi DrDave52 and thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope you'll help spread the word about our amazing quilts and of course the Museum in general.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Although out of the city and difficult to access without your own transport, it would be a shame to miss this little gem. The history of the place is interesting - why America in Britain? The displays are well done and of interest to all...More

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

Hello malcsaville and thanks for your kind words. Not sure if you know (top tip for other potential visitors) we do have a free shuttle bus service from the city centre, making us really easy to get to if visiting Bath or using one of...More

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Fransan2014
24 August 2017|
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Response from AmericanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Fransan2014 and sorry for delay in getting back to you. Sorry but nothing this year, other than our Kaffe Fassett inspiration corner in our Gallery shop. Kaffe's a great friend of the Museum and we KNOW he'll be back... More
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LesleyD47
2 March 2016|
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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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