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Address: Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 460503
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Description: Situated in a glorious Georgian manor house within 120 acres of wonderful...
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.
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Visited today. Amazing. Very informative. Staff great and tell you everything you need to know. The period rooms one word Wow! Every part of it was amazing! Great value for money... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited today. Amazing. Very informative. Staff great and tell you everything you need to know. The period rooms one word Wow! Every part of it was amazing! Great value for money! Only spent a couple of hours here but would and could spend the day here . 5 stars

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I have visited this attraction many times: always worth seeing what's new as well as drinking in the beauty of the grounds and setting of Claverton Manor. The contents are detailed & well presented. On my last visit, there was much yarn bombing as part of a Kaffe Fassett exhibition. Excellent value for money.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting from the canal there is quite a steep hill which have deterred our elderly quilter had there not been the promise of many examples of that craft inside. Despite the limited scope of US history (it hasn't been around for long) the subject was well covered. There were some goodcreconstructions mostly imported from the States

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This museum is outstanding in its presentation of the history of America. I loved the period rooms while my wife enjoyed the quilts. I could have done with more time but that was my fault!

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AmericanMuseum, Marketing Manager at American Museum, responded to this review

An absolute delight to know that both you and your wife enjoyed your recent visit and took the time to post a review. We hope to welcome you both again in the future. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited the museum as we were aware of it's great collection of patchwork quilts and shaker furniishings but there is so much more than that at this unique museum. I found it very informative on American history including the tragic treatment of the American Indian peoples. There was an interesting exhibition of photographs by Heidi Laughton of current day... More 

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AmericanMuseum, Marketing Manager at American Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're pleased you got so much out of your visit and found our display's and room guides so informative. The temporary photographic exhibition 'Spirit Hawk Eye' by Heidi Laughton (who was thrilled by your review) is with us until 1 November 2015 and we're excited to be hosting three of... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Stunning views from beautiful grounds. Very quiet and peaceful. Well informed guides throughout property which is full of interesting items. Admission prices rather high, although we had 2 for 1 vouchers for our visit.

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AmericanMuseum, Marketing Manager at American Museum, responded to this review

We're delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable visit with your family, and had the chance to take in our beautiful views. Thanks for your comment about the admission prices— we do try and keep these affordable but, as with many museums and heritage properties, income from ticket sales is crucial to funding the running of the Museum. We... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I see the American Museum as an extension to my garden. The membership is excellent value and there is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than lolling around the grounds while the kids climb trees and play hide and seek. There are especially magical moments during their evening soirées and at Christmas time- particularly when there is Jazz... More 

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AmericanMuseum, Marketing Manager at American Museum, responded to this review

How wonderful to hear that you have been enjoying the Museum all year round! Now the weather is looking brighter we're looking forward to a busy summer season with plenty of activities to keep children occupied during the holidays. We've also got some exciting evening events coming up, including a concert from Bath Opera and our Independence Day BBQ. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a very interesting and informative day out at the Museum, with a tasty lunch in the cafe. The staff were very informative and interesting to listen to.

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AmericanMuseum, Marketing Manager at American Museum, responded to this review

Wonderful to know that you had such an enjoyable visit and our team had a hand in that - they equally enjoy meeting people and sharing experiences. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Liked - the beautiful grounds and gardens including the Teepee and Lincoln head. The house with all its different period rooms was fascinating and we spent a good few hours going through each room and listening to the audio. We thought it was all very well put together and found it all very interesting. We liked dressing up as pilgrims... More 

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AmericanMuseum, Marketing Manager at American Museum, responded to this review

Fantastic review, thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to explore the gardens more (we shall receive a Churchill head soon) and see what future exhibitions will keep you interested. More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Was not expecting it to be fantastic after seeing the basic website but found the history severely lacking. Displays were centred on quilt toppings and little evidence on America itself, it's people or the tribes. Emphasis on 1800-1960. Furniture I've seen at loads of other attractions so nothing historical there. The restaurant food was tasty but menu very limited and... More 

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AmericanMuseum, Marketing Manager at American Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry that you felt your visit was disappointing. We would appreciate some direct feedback on how you felt our website was "basic" and in what way you felt the menu in the cafe "very limited", constructive criticism helps us improve (email enquiries@americanmuseum.org). Our Catering Manager say's that the coffee comes out of the machine at a set temperature... More 

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Address: Address: Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 460503
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath

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