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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 café with pl...  more »
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  • This is a fantastic museum and a tourist attraction you should not missed if you are visiting Bath; funny enough I have been to Bath so many times and didn’t even know this wonderful place existed. There is so much to see, do and learn about the American history; I particularly like the fact that they celebrate their success as a county but also highlight the fact and horrors lived by the Native Americans on the hand of the new settlers and the despicable and shameful period when America supported slavery! I really enjoyed my visit to the American Museum and I highly recommend it.
  • I had never heard of this place but it was well worth a visit. Beautiful building and gardens and fascinating exhibitions. Excellent cafe and shop. We really enjoyed the visit.
  • I and my work colleagues aka the Bramble Babes really enjoyed the museum and it’s exhibits. We especially liked the many beautiful quilts on show. The staff were welcoming and informative and the cafe provided adequate refreshments.
  • Great day out for all the family. Lovely gardens to explore with a new walled garden opening soon. Really good cafe and gift shop too. Very interesting museum.
  • Fantastic museum. Great restaurant with lovely views. Thoroughly recommend.
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