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American Museum, Bath

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#7 of 17 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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  • August 20, 2017
    Looking for something to do with twelve year olds we headed for Claverton near Bath to discover American history and way of life. They were too old for the activity packs but other children were takin...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We arrived at 10:30 in the pouring rain so cannot comment on the gardens. After paying we were told that the house does not open until 12:00 (this is not clear from the signage outside which says 10:3...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is quite an expensive museum and little strange ... The gardens are nice and cafe is good ... We saw one family having a great time with the family activity bags provided by the museum ... As adu...  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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