American Museum, Bath
Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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By using the shuttle bus made it easy to visit from the centre of Bath. Lots of information on display and various exhibitions. Could have done with more of a break mid way round the main house and a ... read more »
The Museum is excellent for taking you through the history of America, both political and social. Lots of clear information boards, thousands of items and even some items for you to try and work out w... read more »
Very interesting going through the history of the United States from before it became the United States. Lovely grounds and gardens.Would definitely go back.
Interesting museum of American history, including a quilt exhibition and period room settings. All set in a period house with lovely countryside views. Small cafe and outdoor seating. Arboretum and garden walks.
Really interesting museum. Found it really convenient using the shuttle as I don't have a car so was pleased not to miss out on visiting as it is a little out of the way.
We were extremely disappointed that the true and original inhabitants of north America i e the various indian tribes hardly got a mention. We were hoping to see information about the way the tribes were gradually destroyed and their lands taken away from them only to be given back poor quality land in restricted areas. Also there was only one traditional head dress on show and no indication of the way the indians actually lived, where they lived and how they spent their days either hunting or fighting etc etc. The exhibition seemed to show only 'modern' white Americans with little reference to the slave trade and ethnic people. All a little too clean for my liking.
A fantastic attraction in a gorgeous setting. Well worth a visit if you have an interest in American culture.
Keith Richard Kirwan
Very interesting lots to see all in a lovely setting
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