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American Museum

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Address: Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 460503
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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. Cafe & Gardens open from 10.30am. Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays. Christmas season Mid-November to Mid-December, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-4.30pm. Cafe open from 11am. Closed Mondays. Free shuttle bus from Bath city centre to the museum throughout afternoon, see website for schedule.

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family wedding

family wedding at the museum, excellent food and service, lovely gardens and views across the valley

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

family wedding at the museum, excellent food and service, lovely gardens and views across the valley

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited America museum back in 2015 it was a lovely day out very interesting the house is lovely and the gardens is a lovely place o stroll at your leisure and sit and have a picnic there is a lovely view over looking Bath

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only live 5 minutes away from the American museum and kept driving past it on the school run, took my 10 year and 13 year olds around the house and the Toy museum last week, it was a pleasant few hours looking around the house but I'd have to say its more for adults than the kids, Had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit, had a good day here, enjoyed the garden, very peaceful, very interesting, will visit again.

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AmericanMuseum, Head of Visitor Experience at American Museum, responded to this review

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum, well laid out and interesting, informative and varied exhibits. Great curators. A children's trail is available.

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AmericanMuseum, Head of Visitor Experience at American Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit and found the Museum interesting. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all came here on our Harleys for the July 4th celebrations and had a wonderful day, Everybody was so nice, all the tour guide people had a great knowledge of the American history, dates ,times etc and added their side of things. A really good day was had by all, and to top it off the house and settings... More 

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AmericanMuseum, Head of Visitor Experience at American Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear your enjoyed our Independence Day Fair. We all had a fantastic day— wonderful to have some sunshine! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Britain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a visit and the room stewards were informative .It was a lovely day out -plenty to see and do. Nice café-shop was a little expensive but on a par with others of its kind.

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AmericanMuseum, Head of Visitor Experience at American Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and found our room guide team informative. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Redruth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the shuttle bus from BAth City Centre having been serenaded at the bus stop by Elvis singing Sylvia. The house was a clearly laid out tour of American history very carefully put together, highly informative and easy to access. There were a number of rooms set up with furniture to depict period houses one of them with a... More 

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AmericanMuseum, Head of Visitor Experience at American Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our Independence Day Fair. Elvis was impersonated by our work experience student, Olly— he's very talented! We hope you'll come back and visit us again. More 

Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just went to see the gardens and we were surprised at how run down they are. The lawns were in poor condition and the grass was so long it had gone to seed. There were broken fences, drains pipes sticking through the paths and lots of broken paving slabs. We went to eat in the cafe and all the... More 

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AmericanMuseum, Head of Visitor Experience at American Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit to the American Museum, and wanted to take a few moments to respond to your comments. Our gardens team work hard to maintain our grounds, and we are looking forward to an extensive redevelopment of our gardens over the next few years. We are, however, aware that some areas... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here as a trip with work. It was great to get to look through the history of Americans; from the role slaves played and their fight to freedom; to the settlers and the wars with the native americans and their history together. With a chance to dress up in clothes from the cowboy period. Has a selection of rooms... More 

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AmericanMuseum, Head of Visitor Experience at American Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit— in our experience adults love dressing up just as much as children! More 

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