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Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

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American Museum & Gardens

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American Museum & Gardens' gardens, grounds and new children's play area have re-opened to visitors, subject to Government restrictions. Please check website and social media feeds for full details of how to book.

The American Museum provides a fabulous day out for all adults and children. 

The New American Garden, Mount Vernon Garden, and play area “The Children’s Garden” awaits explorers of all ages. From winding paths and colourful flowers to woodland wanders with your four-legged friends (yes, dogs on leads are welcome!) and climbing adventures, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Housed in a fine Georgian manor house with outstanding views over the Limpley Stoke Valley, on the edge of Bath, the American Museum takes you on a journey through American history, with its remarkable collection of folk, decorative arts and cultural objects. The only museum of Americana outside of the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

Each year, special temporary exhibitions are on display in their Exhibition Gallery, and throughout the year there are a range of exciting events planned, including traditional outdoor performances, and family and children’s activities. Just see the what’s on section of their website for more details.

The gardens and facilities are designed to be accessible for buggies and wheelchairs. Baby-changing facilities are situated in the Gallery Shop. The Garden Café offers refreshments and you’re more than welcome to bring a picnic.

The gardens, children’s play area and café are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm.  They are also open on Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in late July and August from 10am until 5pm.

At the present time, the Garden café is open for a takeaway service only. The Museum and exhibition rooms remain closed in line with government guidance.

Keep an eye on their website and social media for updates. 

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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)

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
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • 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

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