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American Museum & Gardens

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American Museum & Gardens


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.

Museum, Exhibition & Gardens
Adults - £14.00 (with gift aid), £12.50 (without gift aid)
Over 60s & Students - £12.50 (with gift aid), £11.00 (without gift aid)
Children (5-18yrs) - £8.50 (with gift aid), £7.00 (without gift aid)
Family ticket - £36.50 (with gift aid), £32.00 (without gift aid)

Gardens Only
Adults - £8.70 (with gift aid), £7.25 (without gift aid)
Over 60s & Students - £7.25 (with gift aid), £5.75 (without gift aid)
Children (5-18yrs) - £6.25 (with gift aid), £4.75 (without gift aid)
Family ticket - £23.50 (with gift aid), £19.50 (without gift aid)



  • 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


  • American Museum in Britain

Map & Directions

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Public Transport Directions

Free Shuttle Bus Service to the Museum The museum runs a frequent free Shuttle Bus service from Bath city centre, check out the times using the timetable on the right hand side of the page For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Passport39212024844
    Trip Type:
    Waste of time, House closed!
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th November 2018
    Drove from South Wales to find that the Museum was closed. As I got out of my car a family on their way out mentioned it to me. They were extremely angry as they had not seen any warning on the... Read full review
  • Susieb755
    Yeovil, United Kingdom
    Not worth the visit
    1 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    Had been looking forward to visiting here for ages. Found it very disappointing, the room sets were no different to any stately home, it really wasn’t American enough ! I’d love to have seen a wagon... Read full review
  • Derek B
    Penzance, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    An amazing place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th December 2018
    Going back in time in such detail. All rooms are lit superbly to reflect what one would expect of the period. All artefacts are so thoughtfully displayed you can just imagine with clarity the people... Read full review
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Tel: +44 (0)1225 460503

Opening Times

Open (17 Mar 2019 - 28 Oct 2019)

* Main Season opening times
17 March – 28 October Tues-Sun 10.00am – 5.00pm. Last admission at 4.00pm
Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays.

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