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American Museum & Gardens

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Glorious gardens, interesting unusual museum

A few months ago I wrote a 2-star review but after today’s visit I’m happy to eat my words. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
108jules
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Fabulous Museum - So interesting!

We loved this museum - beautiful house with stunning gardens! The exhibits were fascinating and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
devontraveller22
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Devon
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The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, displayed in original period rooms from the US. All set within a...more
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Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

GBP30 for 4 adults and 2 children to visit these gardens. We were asked if we would GIFT AID and then realised this was an additional GBP6-8 for us all so declined that option because it wasnt made clear to us the additional cost. Untidy...More

Thank LoveTravel1950
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi LoveTravel1950 and thanks for the review. As your title notes the New American Garden is newly planted (it was planted this year) and there are some bit so the garden to be finished. Like most gardens (even established ones) ours is a labour of...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A few months ago I wrote a 2-star review but after today’s visit I’m happy to eat my words. The revamped gardens are fabulous, truly inspired planting that set off the building well and give another point if interest to the museum. Well done to...More

Thank 108jules
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 108jules and thanks for the new review. We're really glad you enjoy and are inspired by the new gardens. During their transformation we did have some less than positive feedback which we hope now they are launched, we can turn those frowns upside down....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this museum - beautiful house with stunning gardens! The exhibits were fascinating and the people on hand were full of really useful info on each room. Recommended!

Thank devontraveller22
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi devontraveller22 and thanks for dropping in. Great to hear you e enjoyed your day with us and thanks for recommending! Hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We are big fans of the museum. We've been to visit a few times over the last couple of years and are gradually working our way through the exhibits in the main house – we always seem to look at a room or two and...More

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

Hello RobandAileen and thanks for these kind words and supporting the museum through your membership. Hope, you'll help further spread the word about our special museum and fab new gardens and of course, that we'll see you again soon. Any recommendations what you'd like to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is unique in the UK, it covers the whole history of America, from the Native Americans, slavery, the participation of the Americans in the first World War exhibition and the period rooms. The exhibition of Quilts is not to be missed. We have...More

Thank Ian M
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Ian M and thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and for passing on the top visiting tips to others. Do hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a tricky review to write. We entered the museum for free as part of the Heritage Open days event to see the new garden. I have loved the American Museum for a long time. I've been visiting on and off for a long...More

Thank Jessica S
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Jessica S and thanks for the review. Sorry to hear the garden created a less than positive expression of emotion, that's certainly not our intention. We hope the new paths will allow greater exploration of the garden (previously not great for those with limited...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends and didn't really know what to expect. This is definitely a must visit if you are ever in Bath.The attention to detail is fantastic, the various rooms in the mansion showing how the early settlers lived, the history of the country...More

Thank Edward R
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Edward R and thanks for coming to see us and taking time to review your visit. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Hope we'll be able to welcome you back soon to explore the New American Garden

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum offering insights into American life and culture, especially the quilts, furniture and furnishings as well as the story of slavery. With the new developments, the gardens are set to be spectacular. Unless you like narrow roads, the route via Claverton Hill is...More

Thank catowner2015
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi catowner2015 and thanks for dropping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and the top tips for other visitors. Hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife who loves quilting and they have a few. Great exhibits and tells the story of America from the first settlers to the Various Indian people (my favourite bit) and their extinction by the white Americans (not my favourite bit). There was...More

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

Hi RedBp and thanks so much for dropping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and thanks for recommending. Hope we'll see you both back here soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The country house and gardens are already worth the visit but as the Museum concentrates on the USA it’s very interesting for people who have either never been to the USA or only to a few places to get a feeling for the history of...More

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

Hello Lonestarbc and thanks for the review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Always good to know about the service we're providing. Hope we'll see you again soon.

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Cara P
September 15, 2018|
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Response from AmericanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Cara. Sorry for the delayed response. Dogs (on a lead) are welcome in the gardens, arboretum and parkland whenever we are open. Hope you managed to join us on Saturday.
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AbbieMB
July 31, 2018|
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I was there today Sunday 19/8/18 (visiting the textile fair) so I saw first hand what’s happening. A large part of the grounds/gardens are closed off and that part is essentially a large building site. Being a Sunday there... More
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terrywood10
January 23, 2018|
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Hi terrywood10. As a small independent Museum on the edge of Bath we tend not to welcome as many overseas visitors as the city does so our static, written interpretation is just in English. Many of our volunteers are able... More
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