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American Museum & Gardens

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About

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 - £14.50 (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)

Extras

Accessibility

  • 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

Video

  • American Museum in Britain

Map & Directions

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TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    363
  • Very Good
    198
  • Average
    49
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • Mid-Kate
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    What a wonderful museum!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th April 2019
    Very interesting and informative exhibits on American history. The period rooms were lovely and the quilts, samplers and Navajo rugs in the permanent collection were beautiful. Really enjoyed the... Read full review
  • Ian P
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Bad value
    2 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 9th April 2019
    We were extremely disappointed with our visit. We last went to this museum probably 40 years ago! The quilts were beautiful and the exhibit was well set out. The explanations were unreadable unless... Read full review
  • Netsmith
    Bideford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Small but fascinating
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th April 2019
    Sadly, our visit was in the rain so we were unable to enjoy the beautifully manicured gardens. The museum itself was fascinating and gave a real taste of early American history. Read full review
Claverton Manor
Bath
BA2 7BD

Tel: +44 (0)1225 460503

Opening Times

Open (17 Mar 2019 - 28 Oct 2019)

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

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