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American Museum & Gardens

Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Tel: +44 (0)1225 460503

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The American Museum & Gardens 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, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

The permanent collection includes more than two hundred historic American quilts, exceptional pieces of Shaker furniture, Native American objects, and two hundred historical maps of the New World starting from the twelfth century and stretching through the Renaissance. The museum also has the most significant collection of American folk art in Europe. Visitors can also explore the extensive grounds, which include an arboretum of American trees.

Dogs are welcome in the Gardens and Grounds, on a lead though please.

Museum, Exhibition & Gardens

Adults - £14.50 (with gift aid), £13 (without gift aid)
Children (5-18yrs) - £8.50 (with gift aid), £7.00 (without gift aid)
Family ticket - £37.50 (with gift aid), £33.00 (without gift aid)

Gardens Only
Adults - £9 (with gift aid), £7.50 (without gift aid)
Children (5-18yrs) - £6.50 (with gift aid), £5 (without gift aid)
Family ticket - £24.50 (with gift aid), £20.00 (without gift aid)


  • American Museum in Britain

Opening Times

Open (17 Mar 2020 - 28 Oct 2020)

* Main Season opening times
Tues-Sun 10.00am – 5.00pm. Last admission at 4.00pm
Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays.

Further Information


  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - An accessible toilet is located in the Gallery Shop. There is also an accessible toilet in the Coach House which is open on event days.

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Mary H
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      So special
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 6th December 2019
      Christmas and American history, a delightful experience, completed by 'the night before Christmas' layout. Such helpful staff, great layout, lovely cafe, with home made delights, all such good value... Read full review
    • AntoniaTrip
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Hidden gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 10th December 2019
      Don't bother to go to Bath to see a fine historic house and garden, and a fascinating museum, come here. We went on Sunday, December 9th. You would expect it to be full of families coming to see... Read full review
    • Sarah P
      Wiltshire, United Kingdom
      Wonderful any time of the year
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 12th December 2019
      Took advantage of Wowcher vouchers to visit this beautiful house, museum and exhibition space. Even though it was a cold and rainy day we managed a stroll around the gardens on a newly constructed... Read full review

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