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American Museum

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
+44 1225 460503
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Ranked #14 of 91 attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Situated in a glorious Georgian manor house within 120 acres of wonderful grounds and stunning scenery, the American Museum in Britain is home to the... more » Owner description: Situated in a glorious Georgian manor house within 120 acres of wonderful grounds and stunning scenery, the American Museum in Britain is home to the finest collection of Americana outside of the United States. Visitors learn about the Founding Fathers, the pioneers West, Native Americans and the Slavery issue which lead to the Civil War in the new interactive American Heritage Exhibition. This precedes a series of attractive period rooms dating from colonial times until the eve of the Civil War. These rooms set the scene on domestic life throughout the exciting settlement and independence years of America and are accessible via a lift for those who have difficultly with the manor house stairs. The museum has an outstanding quilt collection which allows us to alter the permanent textile display from time to time (40-50 quilts are on show each year) and an inspiring Folk Art gallery intrigues visitors with whirligigs, cigar store Indians, weathervanes and even a Mohawk ship figurehead! Main season Mid-March to November, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-5pm. Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays. Christmas season Mid-November to Mid-December, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-4.30Pm. Closed Mondays. « less
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Why? hear the story.. but some Americans who love and I mean LOVE England wanted the chance to let everyone here know.. about their place. It is a rare odd museum that is worth the time and money check it out

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went with a group of friends, some of whom were revisiting a place they had really enjoyed. As a group we had a guided tour, very informative, though I needed to go back to certain areas to look at things at my leisure. There are lots of displays that are of interest, whether it is American history, furniture and... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Always go to the American Museum when we visit, they now have a bus to take you there and back from Bath Centre.Love the machine to design your own patchwork, could have stayed on it all day!!The colourful world of Kaffe Fasset was beautiful,lovely food two.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

You could spend the day here, the historical artifacts and vast collection are impressive. The gardens are beautiful and an exhibition on at the time you could see at no extra cost (Kaffe Fassett and folk art) free mini bus from city centre, The staff were brilliant and informative. Simply a must for anyone who is interested in American history

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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our group had the most amazing time there. The exhibition is inspiring and put together with so much thought and care. I loved the whole experience but especially the panels showing how Kaffe had put together his work. Hopefully I will go again before 2nd November having made lots of pom poms!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The K Fassett was busting with colour and the Folk Art room is wonderful. Some of the other rooms could do with a more modern approach to the displays but it's a great museum.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved the way the museum was built up around different time periods - fantastic job moving old US homes/rooms and replanting them in Bath. I came for the textiles - both the old quilts and the current Kaffe Fassett exhibition. The way the old quilts were hung made it possible for me to study the actual quilting stitches up close.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was very surprised and delighted to find he was exhibiting in this museum, so that was my main reason for going. While I delighted in the colourful works of Kaffee, the other in the party browsed in the antique map collection next door, which was more his cup of tea. I didn't know anything about the museum, and I... More

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Popped over to The American Museum, nr Bath, to see Kaffe Fassett. Upon entry to the exhibition, we were greeted by woolen baubles hanging from a huge tree. The street light and railing had also been decorated in knitting. Fab photo opportunity. Exhibition was spectacular. This man is prolific. Tapestries, wall hangings, ceramics, hats. Room of rainbow colours. Then onto... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very interesting and informative museum set in absolutely beautiful grounds. We went on a very hot day and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the terrace overlooking the valley for our lunch.enjoyed the museum and especially the Kaffa exhibition too.

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