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American Museum

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
+44 1225 460503
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Better road signage needed for pedestrians

After reading about the museum cafe, we decided to visit just for lunch. We knew we would not have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marymary27
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
A great museum to visit.

The American Museum is a great place to visit. They always have a great selection of historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
justineswann
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading about the museum cafe, we decided to visit just for lunch. We knew we would not have time to go round the museum, as had a busy schedule that day. We took the open top bus, which on the leaflet had a stop...More

Thank marymary27
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello marymary27 and thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that you thought the 2 people you spoke to at the ticket office were unhelpful and not welcoming. We understand you might have been given incorrect information from the open top bus driver/operators about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The American Museum is a great place to visit. They always have a great selection of historical Patchwork quilts including very old coverlettes, and traditional pieced quilts. In addition to the quilts they have themed events to view. Always worth checking their website prior to...More

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

Hello justineswann and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day. Hope we'll be able to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After some research by my wife we decided to go here while on holiday in Somerset. What a fantastic museum. Quite a few facts were learned about how America came to being and not all that long ago considering. Having friends and relatives in the...More

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

Hi Derek R and thanks for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day. Hope you'll help spread the word about our little corner of Bath.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adjacent to the university campus, but not easy to find, this elegant but quirky building is full of intriguing American artifacts, devices, history tableaux.... and has a decent coffee 'n cake outlet. The steep gardens are attractive, with fine views over the Limpley Stoke Valley...More

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

Hello Wil B and thanks for dropping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and do hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent most of my time here exploring the beautiful grounds and gardens. The building is a gorgeous manor. The exhibits in the museum are well done and the docents are informative and well-versed. They have a good collection of American quilts on display.

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

Hi Cs M and thanks for dropping in. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope you'll return to see our transformed gardens this time next year.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is slightly out of bath, up an exceptionally steep hill. It is very close to Bath University and you have to turn into the University to access it. The Museum is very interesting with Folk Art and a in the main house a...More

Thank hmr132015
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi hmr132015 and thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and for the recommendation. Hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our free shuttle from the town tour bus stop worked great. Museum has many period rooms and they are worth a trip. You start in the basement, which needs improvement and gives a bad impression to start, but upstairs redeems the museum. It is not...More

Thank yahootraveler64
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi yahootraveler64 and thanks for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Hope we'll see you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit here, Fabtastic place , loved this place ,the exhibit was great and the extra bit of all 1920s clothes was great , we went had our lunch in the lovely picnic area, hopefully i will get to go back here one day again...More

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

Hi bouncyb and thanks for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your 'fabtastic' day with us and hope you'll help spread the word.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What would have been a very nice museum visit was totally spoiled by a very rude and grumpy gate attendant. We asked a question about using vouchers from a local newspaper and were totally talked down to and made to feel very stupid by a...More

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

Hi markvpriest and thanks for your feedback. We're so sorry to hear of your experience at the admission gate. This is certainly not the welcome we want to provide. If we could ask that you email the Head of Visitor Experience at reception@americanmuseum.org

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are absolutely wonderful, with areas for kids to go and explore and run around, and a teepee to hide inside.. the Cafe serves American style cakes and cookies and is very pleasant, with plenty of room inside and outside in the garden.. the...More

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

Hi Jody W and thanks for dropping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and do hope we'll see you again soon.

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Fransan2014
24 August 2017|
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Response from AmericanMuseum | Property representative |
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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LesleyD47
2 March 2016|
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Response from AmericanMuseum | Property representative |
Thank you for posing this question Lesley. Our Period Rooms span 200 years of American domestic life from 1690 to 1860, many simply showing the craftsmanship of the early colonies through to the new Independent United... More
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