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American Museum, Bath

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#7 of 19 in Museums in Bath
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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  • Child friendly and grown up friendly too, both the actual museum and gardens are well worth visiting. Volunteers I spoke to were super friendly. Just a shame that it's quite expensive.
  • Really interesting and informative. The volunteer guides throughout the museum are very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are stunning. A great afternoon out.
  • A good afternoon out and interesting collection especially the early years of the settlers. Only disappointment was price and presentation of food in the cafe. £5 for a jacket potato with a handful of grated cheese on top - no side salad, coleslaw or anything. £5.75 for jacket potato with hot filling. Good collection of 1920's clothing too.
  • loved the jazz age exhibition. wheelchair friendly, very nice polite & helpful staff. reasonable admission price
  • A decent museum, with some interesting artefacts and friendly staff. The house is beautiful, the gardens lovely for a stroll, and the setting is stunning. But the museum is looking a little tired, and it's not very good at introducing itself (ie, Why does it exist? Why in Bath? There are actually interesting answers, but it would be nice to have the story better presented at the outset to set the rest of the visit in context).
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