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American Museum

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
+44 1225 460503
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A Bath must see, an outstanding collection of early Amerciana

A very short drive from central Bath with considerable parking available. The selection of early... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David P
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Vancouver, Canada
Worth a visit

A free shuttle minibus takes you from the city centre (Terrace Walk). Fascinating history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kay B
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very short drive from central Bath with considerable parking available. The selection of early American furniture is most impressive. The collection of weathervanes is priceless. A good café with pleasant views makes a good stop. Brilliant on a rainy day.

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

Hi David P and thanks for taking the short drive to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope you'll help spread the word.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A free shuttle minibus takes you from the city centre (Terrace Walk). Fascinating history of settlers in America and a wonderful collection of patchwork quilts.

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

Hello Kay B and thanks for the review. Thanks for coming to see us and hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An extremely interesting tour of a beautiful house, detailing Native American and settler history. Stunning examples of quilt making, moccasin foot ware and native Indian headdress.

Thank Antigoni44
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Antigoni44. Great to hear we surprised you, we like to do this with all our visitors. Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not what we were expecting. Extremely diverse, interesting and informative account of the USA from Native American history to the various settlers and their influences and experiences. Unstuffy and immersive. Something for everyone to enjoy. Do visit, it's great.

Thank janicew304
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello janicew304 and thanks for your kind words. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and hope we'll see you again in the New Year.

Reviewed 16 December 2017

Having visited the museum twice already my wife and I thought we would go and experience Christmas at the museum,all the rooms were decorated matching the periods they depicted right up to the jazz times.The large Christmas tree has jazzy themed decorations is near the...More

Thank royj
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Hi royj and thanks for spending Christmas with us. Great to hear you enjoyed our jazz age inspired decorations and hope we'll see you again in the new year. Happy Christmas.

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Driven past here so many times so having the chance to visit today was something I was looking forward to however although interesting for some reason it didn’t quite gel with me? It was ok but there was nothing that really grabbed me. Probably not...More

Thank digipicsuk
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Hi digipicsuk and thanks for dropping by. We've got quite a bit of transformative work underway at the moment, so do hope you'll drop by again next year to see our new gardens and fab new exhibition.

Reviewed 9 December 2017

All the artefacts have come from the USA. The guides in each room were very knowledgeable. We could have spent much longer there.

Thank Kalkan2
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hi Kalkan2 and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope we'll see you back soon.

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Loved the museum, thoughtfully laid out and very informative. Appreciated the input from the many volunteers, made the visit even more enjoyable. Look forward to returning at some time in the future as I understand they will be extending the exhibits next year. Small negatives,...More

Thank Janiceinashby
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Hi Janiceinashby and thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and thanks for the constructive feedback. Hope we'll see you 'back in America' soon

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

It's been many, many years since I was last at the American Museum. While the essence of the museum hasn't changes the way the information is presented has been updated, with a lot more photos and digital information. The folk art exhibit was really interesting...More

Thank suesalford
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hi suesalford and thanks for taking the time to review your visit. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and do hope we'll see you back at the museum very soon

Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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

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Fransan2014
23 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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