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American Museum

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD, England
+44 1225 460503
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Didn’t quite gel!

Driven past here so many times so having the chance to visit today was something I was looking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
digipicsuk
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Street, United Kingdom
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Fascinating museum

All the artefacts have come from the USA. The guides in each room were very knowledgeable. We could... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kalkan2
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Warwickshire
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Driven past here so many times so having the chance to visit today was something I was looking forward to however although interesting for some reason it didn’t quite gel with me? It was ok but there was nothing that really grabbed me. Probably not...More

Thank digipicsuk
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi digipicsuk and thanks for dropping by. We've got quite a bit of transformative work underway at the moment, so do hope you'll drop by again next year to see our new gardens and fab new exhibition.

Reviewed 6 days ago

All the artefacts have come from the USA. The guides in each room were very knowledgeable. We could have spent much longer there.

Thank Kalkan2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the museum, thoughtfully laid out and very informative. Appreciated the input from the many volunteers, made the visit even more enjoyable. Look forward to returning at some time in the future as I understand they will be extending the exhibits next year. Small negatives,...More

Thank Janiceinashby
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Janiceinashby and thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and thanks for the constructive feedback. Hope we'll see you 'back in America' soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been many, many years since I was last at the American Museum. While the essence of the museum hasn't changes the way the information is presented has been updated, with a lot more photos and digital information. The folk art exhibit was really interesting...More

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

Hi suesalford and thanks for taking the time to review your visit. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and do hope we'll see you back at the museum very soon

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Excellent Museum and full of interesting facts and figures. You can walk the garden or take a cuppa in the café. The exhibition will take you about 2 hours if you take your time and read the facts, the grounds you could spend all day...More

Thank steve p
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi steve p and thanks for dropping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day and hope we'll see you soon.

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I am a fan of American history and have always wanted to go to this place but was disappointed that the history stopped at the start of the time leading to the American civil war and after And the people in each room were not...More

Thank countryfan71
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi countryfan71 and thanks for the review. The Museums period rooms do end just before the Civil War, as originally intended by its founders. We use our temporary exhibitions to map out distinct themes of American history after that using of course the decorative arts....More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

My partner and I went up to the American museum via the shuttle bus from the centre of Bath, near Bath Abbey. Our driver, Martin, was awash with useful and insightful recommendations for our visit to the museum. I am pleased to say that everything...More

Thank Alexander K
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hi Alexander K and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day and do hope you'll come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Went on 24th October, had an amazing afternoon. Museum is so well thought out and really interesting. Lots of interactive exhibits too. Also visited the Jazz Age exhibition. Fabulous clothes on show, especially loved the 'flapper' dresses which were exquisitely made. Would recommend anyone visiting...More

Thank Christine C
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hi Christine C and thanks for popping by. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope you'll help spread the word!

Reviewed 24 October 2017

I went to see the quilts but enjoyed all the exhibits covering the different eras of American's past. Interesting artifacts from different American Indian tribes. There was a special exhibit on the Jazz Age which had wonderful outfits from that era.

Thank Margaret G
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Margaret G and thanks for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Situated on the hillside above Bath, this is an interesting place to spend a few hours. The house has lots of artefacts and information about the history of America as well as several rooms set out as they would have been during different periods with...More

Thank Sally F
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Sally F and thanks for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope we'll see you back soon to explore the gardens.

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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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