Twas the night before a very colourful Christmas at The American Museum & Gardens

The American Museum & Gardens, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BD

Tel: +44 (0)1225 460503

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Twas the night before a very colourful Christmas at The American Museum & Gardens


Old meets new at Claverton’s VERY colourful Christmas. 

Inspired by its love of colour, pattern, texture and the magical poem by US writer Clement Clarke Moore, Twas The Night Before Christmas, the American Museum & Gardens have created the South West’s most colourful and family friendly Christmas.

In collaboration with illustrator Joe Watson, the young and young at heart will have the chance to relive that unexpected encounter as they wander through that magical night.

The colour continues in the Museums main collection in Claverton Manor too, where visitors will discover life from historical winters past.

When visitors need a break from the glorious glow, they can relax with scrummy festive treats, including Ginger Bread, in the Orangery Café, and a spot of retail therapy in one of the Museum’s unique shops which are open everyday.

Festive Programme:

- 28 November - 22 December, ‘Twas the trail before christmas
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter…journey along the Winding Way to discover who’s making the noise in the garden on this family fun trail. £2.50 per trail, includes prize. Ages 5+

- 30 November, Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Local artisans and crafters have a range of traditional and handcrafted stock fillers for sale. 

- 11 December, Traditional Christmas Wreath making with Sarah Pepper
Make your own colourful Christmas Wreath using foliage from the American Museum estate. Sarah will help you craft a natural wreath to decorate your door. No experience necessary. £40 price includes all materials, coffee and a cookie. Ticket also includes admission to the Museum and Gardens all day.

- 14 - 15 & 21 - 22 December, Meet St Nick
Ho, ho, ho! St Nick taken time out of his busy schedule to stop off at a special, colourful grotto at the American Museum & Gardens. Join the man with the twinkly eyes. £6 per child, includes gift from Santa. Normal admission applies.

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