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American Museum, Bath

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Get a better understanding of American history and culture at American Museum, one of the most extensive collections of Americana outside the United States. Located near Bath on the 48.5 hectare (120 acre) grounds of Claverton Manor, the museum follows the story of America from its earliest settlers to the 20th century. Learn more about the founding fathers, the wild West, the Civil War, and Native Americans. Check out the textile display that includes over 40 original quilts, as well as the folk art gallery with various oddities. Step outside to wander the colonial herb and Mount Vernon gardens, modeled after the grounds of George Washington's home. Add American Museum to your Bath travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bath journey planning website .
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  • I visited this museum years ago and had very happy memories of it and so persuaded a friend to go with me. Sadly it no longer lives up to what I remembered. It was overpriced. The museum is quite a lo...  more »
  • We came last summer to this gem of a museum, but we're disappointed this time in Bath, to find out it is closed until March 17th. It is the only museum of American decorative and folk art outside Amer...  more »
  • A very short drive from central Bath with considerable parking available. The selection of early American furniture is most impressive. The collection of weathervanes is priceless. A good cafĂ© with pl...  more »
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  • We popped in during the free event during the children's half term. My children liked dressing up in the outfits and having there pictures taken. They liked going around finding the skull candy heads. I noticed that some children had bags from the museum that they seemed to be doing an activity in would have been nice if the staff would have told us about it. But the staff were busy talking to themselves in that part. Shame as the staff in the shop were brill.
  • Went to see quilts, not as many on display as I remember but still fascinating. Museum displays were good thoughtfully presented to show how folks used to live. Lovely terrace for afternoon tea.
  • The American Museum is a haven of peace from the Bath crowds. It has stunning views from the cafe that serves traditional American dishes and cakes. The museum itself has new exhibits regularly and the volunteers decorate it according to the season. It is also a great place to visit with children as the large gardens give them plenty of room to run around!
  • Situated in Claverton on the outskirts of Bath, this occasionally has an exhibition worth travelling to see. If you have no personal transport, there is a shuttle service from Terrace Walk in Bath and you can enjoy the lovely countryside on the way.
  • Lovely place. Very Christmassy right now. A lot of stalls at the craft fair this weekend and the house is decorated beautifully. The staff are always so helpful giving lots of information and answering any questions.
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