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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. Put American Museum into our Bath vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bath.
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  • This is the place to find peace and tranquility, a great combination of lovely gardens and a very interesting museum. Warm congratulations to Ines for such a nice cafe to relax, with warm and cold foo...  more »
  • AMiB had a really lovely feel to the place, all the staff were very friendly and helpful and the collection was fascinating (although I was with a toddler so this part was quite brief). The gardens we...  more »
  • Well recommended. Fabulous collection of clothes and photographs and beautifully curated. Great for all the family, fashion history and social history. It's all here.  more »
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  • Dosn't support wheel chairs very well mainly due to the number of broken flag stones. Which I struggled with. Other than that its ok to visit. Staff are polite and helpfull though.
  • Very interesting the guide in the rooms very informative and the gardens neat and the views of across the valley panoramic
  • Went to the 'Fright at the Museum' attraction (on 28/10/16) and had a really great time. Our group was really small but the museum was decorated really well and all the staff did a great job with the creepy atmosphere for the stories. Our tour guide was great at laying on the suspense as he moved us through the place like it was a maze. Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a creepy night of ghost stories!
  • Very interesting for all interested in the history of the USA. Staff very helpful.
  • I am sorry to say but I found the whole experience to be rather dark and depressing which wasn't helped by a particularly unpleasant odour in the main house.

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