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American Museum

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
+44 1225 460503
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Getting to know America

+What an unsung gem of a museum this is. To those who say America doesn't have a history - how... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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American museum Bath Plus world war 1 exhibition

Interesting to see some American History. American Natives to Slavery to World War One. Did you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

+What an unsung gem of a museum this is. To those who say America doesn't have a history - how wrong can you be? This place documents the impact of the settlers on the Native Indians, the settlement and expansion of this fascinating country. (Who...More

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Hello amysdad and thanks for coming to see us and your kind words. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope we'll see see you again soon to explore the fab new gardens.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting to see some American History. American Natives to Slavery to World War One. Did you know for instance Coca-Cola had real cocaine in it and this was replaced with caffeine; that the Shakers were a celibate community; THAT they have a selection of american...More

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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi by_alisonchristine_acc. Thanks for stopping by. Sounds like you had a fab few hours with us. Hope you'll come and see us again when we've completed the gardens for the great views and to explore America's flora.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and well presented. Interesting objects with clear information. Beautiful view from outside. Are in the middle of renovating the gardens. Interesting exhibition. Very good cafe.p

Thank Stylish60
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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stylish60 and thanks for your kind words. We're really excited about the New American Garden and can't wait till it's open in September. A bit of rain needed before then though to help the plants. Hope we'll see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip to this gem of a museum! Many interesting objects. Shame about the flood damage. Also enjoyed the Side by Side exhibition, particularly the meet and greet and introduction!

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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi TravellinTomS and thanks for popping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope you stop by again when we've fully recovered from the flood and the garden project is complete.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite well maintained and spread across multiple floors. Nice collection of quilts and other American memorabilia.

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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jvalant and thanks for coming to see us. Glad you enjoyed your day with us and hope we'll see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 40yrs revisited this museum - I remembered a working American kitchen making wonderful slabs of gingerbread. Sadly - this doesn’t happen here anymore - so didn’t live up to childhood memories. However - the museum is full of facts and info about the conquest...More

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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello John P and thanks for coming to see us again. 40 years is a long time and we've made one or two changes in that time. Sorry about the lack of gingerbread. As I'm sure the team explained Conkey's Tavern is current closed due...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a lovely day at the American Museum. The exhibits/rooms are exceptioally good. Very evocative and atmospheric. Sadly a couple of rooms affected by a water leak earlier in the year,but still plenty to see. The new gardens and entrance,when finished, will enhance the...More

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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello 14Genny and thanks for coming to see us and your kind words and feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do hope you'll come and see us again soon to enjoy the completed New American Garden and rooms which have been affected...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting the museum it’s on three floors and there is a lift. The displays are very good and the volunteers are very helpful

Thank shorthaul2015
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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hi shorthaul2015 and thanks for popping by. Thanks for the review and do hope you'll have time to come and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived hoping to see the beautiful gardens as we have done many times in the past. We were charged £17 for entering and at the gate we were informed that there was 'a bit of building going on'. What we found was a large...More

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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi atbennett2018. Thanks for your feedback. The New American Garden project is set to transform a significant part of the gardens here at the Museum into a more user friendly and sensory experience. We’re trying to let all potential and on site visitors know about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on my own, saw about 60 lovely quilts and rest of museum. Very impressed. Quilts were fantastic and will go again in future to see others when exhibition changes.

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AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello LittleWaspiesMum and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with the quilts. Hope you'll be back soon for more textiles fun at our Textiles Fair in August or next year for our fab new exhibition.

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terrywood10
23 January 2018|
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Response from AmericanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi terrywood10. As a small independent Museum on the edge of Bath we tend not to welcome as many overseas visitors as the city does so our static, written interpretation is just in English. Many of our volunteers are able... More
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Fransan2014
24 August 2017|
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Hi Fransan2014 and sorry for delay in getting back to you. Sorry but nothing this year, other than our Kaffe Fassett inspiration corner in our Gallery shop. Kaffe's a great friend of the Museum and we KNOW he'll be back... More
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