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American Museum

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
+44 1225 460503
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Ranked #13 of 92 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

very interesting exhibitions at the museum, a free minibus ride from bog island takes 10-15mins to get to Claverton Manor the grounds are spectacular , the Manor has wonderful Georgian architecture.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

we caught American Museum free minibus from bog Island which is situated just in front of Parade Gardens in the centre of the city. We found the driver to be very courteous, friendly and very knowledgeable of any queries we had regarding our surroundings and the museum itself, meaning before we had arrived we were already off to a good... More

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Rugby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There was a staggering display of gold work of traditional and contemporary design. The permanent exhibition of american history changes ones view of the "wild west".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited especially to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition, which was not disappointing. Amazing riots of colour and design - worth seeing. The main exhibition was also very good. The layout is a bit confusing, but it doesn't detract from the visitor experience. Very good interpretations of American interiors throughout history - loved the New Orleans boudoir!! Very reasonably priced £9... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went to the American Museum to see an exhibition by Kaffe Fassett in a different part of the campus. How utterly enthralled and delighted by the contents of the museum I became. A wonderful mishmash of history, costume, interiors art, music and so much more. I was particularly moved by the Native American exhibits and memorabilia. A beautiful old... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I found plenty of interest here to keep me busy for two hours, the highlight for me being the beautiful quilts. The exhibits are well displayed and there are plenty of interactive items and dressing-up opportunities for children. Current Kaffe Faccett exhibition an added attraction for knitters and crafters, and lovely gardens to wander round or view from the cafe.... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A interesting museum for all ages, i have visited with children, teenagers and over 60's and all have found displays to enjoy and talk about. There is dressing up in costumes, period rooms, amazing Quilts and whilst we were there on our last visit, Lady quilters working and chatting to visitors. The cafe served an excellent lunch but when our... More

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Southampton, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting well laid out example of domestic houses through the ages. There was also a Kaffe Faccett knitting exhibition there which was most colourful.

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Dunblane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Attending Bath Summer school. No time for other attractions, though have visited Bath before. Beautiful city.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I used to come here quite a lot when i was studying textiles 25 years ago. Came back with my mum this weekend as she wanted to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition. The exhibition was beautiful and we both enjoyed re-visiting the quilt room. The museum has hardly changed in 25 years and still has that feeling of being run... More

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