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American Museum in Britain

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American Museum in Britain


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, 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)


Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Key Features

  • In countryside


  • 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.

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Establishment Features

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

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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • ktplondon P
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Wonderful day! Great place
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd June 2018
    We had no idea this was going to be such a super place. The exhibits were breathtaking (and we were lucky enough to see the 1718 silk coverlet). Just as impressive was the friendliness, expertise and... Read full review
  • MarmaladeSandwich
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    First time visitor
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 15th June 2018
    Yes, they are doing lots of work in the gardens and yes a radiator had leaked so one or two rooms were closed, but we enjoyed our day trip and recommend this. I wouldn't pay just to see the Gardens... Read full review
  • ReydeJamon
    Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great place to visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 5th June 2018
    Came here with family who all thoroughly enjoyed it despite work going on in gardens. Well worth another visit Read full review
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Tel: +44 (0)1225 460503

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Opening Times

Open (17 Mar 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)

* 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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Saturday, 17th March 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

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Wednesday, 4th July 2018 - Wednesday, 4th July 2018

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Saturday, 18th August 2018 - Sunday, 19th August 2018

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