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American Museum & Gardens

Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

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American Museum & Gardens

About

Located on the outskirts of town, find the best day out in Bath with breath-taking views, fascinating museum collections, stunning gardens, shop, children’s play area and the new American Garden Deli. 

The Museum’s home is a Grade I listed Georgian estate with gardens designed by famous US landscape architects Oehme van Sweden, an arboretum and sweeping parkland. The contemporary New American Garden is a tapestry of American prairie planting, with swathes of ornamental grasses and perennials, roses and thousands of daffodils and alliums. The Mount Vernon Garden takes its inspiration from George Washington’s estate in Virginia, where produce is now grown for the Deli. Located in the Cotswolds AONB, there are spectacular views across the Limpley Stoke valley. 

Visit the Museum, which features American arts and heritage, and experience special new exhibitions in the Gallery every year. The Museum cares for over 12,000 objects, including collections of quilts, folk art and maps, which are recognised as some of the most significant in Europe. 

There is a seasonal programme of exciting events for all to enjoy, including talks, family fun, wellbeing mornings, outdoor theatre, live music and much more, as well as a range of beautiful spaces to hire for private and business events.

2023 Exhibitions: 

22 July – 31 December: Brick America: An Adventure in LEGO® Bricks 

Group visits, group tours and audio-descriptive tours are available. Please see our website for more information about visiting and accessibility.

The American Museum & Gardens is an independent charity. All your purchases on site enable the organisation to continue to offer cultural days out with special exhibitions and events for the community, as well as space to roam and learning workshops for schools. It also helps us to care for the Museum’s collections, as well as the wildlife that thrives within the estate – for everyone to enjoy now and in the future.

Accessibility

From 24 July 2023, visitors will be able to enjoy the American Museum & Gardens anywhere, anytime with free arts and culture app Bloomberg Connects. The free digital guide offers a fascinating new way to explore the American Museum & Gardens' world-class collections – whether you’re visiting in-person or virtually from anywhere in the world.

Dog-Friendly

Dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens, parkland, and the cafe. Assistance dogs are able to go into the museum and exhibition gallery.

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Guide Prices

Museum, Exhibition & Gardens
Adults - £14.00 (with gift aid), £12.50 (without gift aid)
Over 60s & Students - £12.50 (with gift aid), £11.00 (without gift aid)
Children (5-18yrs), £8.50 (with gift aid), £7.00 (without gift aid)
Family ticket - £36.50 (with gift aid), £32.00 (without gift aid)

Special Offers

  • Claim a free cream tea

    The offer: Every visiting mother (including grandmothers!) on Sunday 27 March is invited to enjoy a complimentary cream tea from the Garden Cafe. Booking is essential, to take up this offer please click the booking link below.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the American Museum & Gardens website.

    Mother's Day Offers - redeem this special offer between 21/02/2024 and 10/03/2024

    More offers like this - Mother's Day Offers

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - An accessible toilet is located in the Gallery Shop. There is also an accessible toilet in the Coach House which is open on event days.

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs-Accepted
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Show Facilities

Awards

  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2019
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020
  • AA AwardsAA COVID Confident Scheme AA COVID Confident Scheme 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • Bristol Tourism & Hospitality AwardBristol, Bath And Somerset - Tourism Awards - Bronze - 2020/21 Bristol, Bath And Somerset - Tourism Awards - Bronze - 2020/21 2021

Opening Times

Season (11 Mar 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

Events

Saturday, 9th March 2024 - Tuesday, 30th April 2024

AM&G Daffodil MonthDaffodil Month at American Museum & GardensEnjoy a feel-good start to spring and experience the sensational beauty of 70,000 daffodils in bloom during March and April, with waves of different varieties opening in succession across our contemporary and historic gardens, and the grounds around the Museum.
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Saturday, 9th March 2024 - Tuesday, 31st December 2024

A poster advertising the American Road Trip exhibition at the American Museum & Gardens, BathAmerican Road Trip at American Museum & GardensThe American Museum & Gardens presents an epic journey through the diversity of American landscapes, history and culture in a new special exhibition for 2024.
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Sunday, 10th March 2024 - Sunday, 10th March 2024

A family with two women, two men and a young girl sitting on a lawn at the American Museum & GardensMother's Day at American Museum & GardensEnjoy Mother’s Day with the whole family at the American Museum & Gardens.
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Tuesday, 12th March 2024 - Tuesday, 12th March 2024

Tuesday, 16th April 2024 - Tuesday, 16th April 2024

Tuesday, 14th May 2024 - Tuesday, 14th May 2024

Tuesday, 18th June 2024 - Tuesday, 18th June 2024

Tuesday, 16th July 2024 - Tuesday, 16th July 2024

Tuesday, 20th August 2024 - Tuesday, 20th August 2024

Tuesday, 17th September 2024 - Tuesday, 17th September 2024

Tuesday, 15th October 2024 - Tuesday, 15th October 2024

Brilliant Beasties at American Museum & GardensBrilliant Beasties at American Museum & GardensJoin these monthly storytelling, singing and making sessions for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers.
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Sunday, 24th March 2024 - Sunday, 24th March 2024

Sunday, 21st April 2024 - Sunday, 21st April 2024

American Museum & GardensJazz at The Museum at The American Museum & GardensTake the rare opportunity to see this major American photography exhibition on its first and only showing outside of London.
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Friday, 29th March 2024 - Sunday, 14th April 2024

Easter Eggcitement at the American Museum & GardensEaster Eggcitement at American Museum & GardensHave a fun family day out throughout the Easter school holidays!
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