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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 breathtaking views, fascinating museum collections, stunning gardens, gallery shop, children’s play area and the American Garden Deli, with its scenic garden terrace. 
 
The Museum’s home is a Grade I listed Georgian estate with gardens designed by U.S. landscape architects Oehme, van Sweden, an arboretum and sweeping parkland. 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 a special exhibition in the Gallery, as well as a seasonal programme of exciting events, including talks, family fun, outdoor theatre, live music and much more.

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. 
 
2024 Exhibition

American Road Trip - find out more here

Groups

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

Accessibility

Visitors can enjoy the American Museum & Gardens anywhere and 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)

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, 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, 16th June 2024 - Sunday, 16th June 2024

People sitting on the terrace at the American Museum & Gardens near BathFather's Day Brunch at American Museum & GardensSpend time with family this Father’s Day with a tasty brunch at the Deli! From 10am–3pm, you can enjoy an American-style breakfast and lunch, plus lots of coffee and cake.    
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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, 7th July 2024 - Sunday, 7th July 2024

All-American Summer PartyAll-American Summer Party at American Museum & GardensVisitors are invited to join a fantastic day out celebrating American Independence Day, set against the stunning views of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the incredible gardens.
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Friday, 12th July 2024 - Friday, 12th July 2024

People sat in a garden at duskGarden Grooves at American Museum & GardensJoin the American Museum in its spectacular gardens for a summer’s evening of music and American-inspired food and drink.
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Thursday, 8th August 2024 - Thursday, 8th August 2024

Little Women Outdoor TheatreOutdoor Theatre: Little Women at American Museum & GardensEnjoy a summer's evening of family outdoor theatre in Bath's most spectacular gardens with valley views.
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Monday, 26th August 2024 - Monday, 26th August 2024

Beauty and the Beast Outdoor TheatreOutdoor Theatre: Beauty & the Beast at the American Museum & GardensEnjoy a summer's evening of family outdoor theatre in Bath's most spectacular gardens with valley views.
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Saturday, 21st September 2024 - Saturday, 21st September 2024

Selvedge Makers Fair at the American Museum & Gardens Selvedge Makers Fair at the American Museum & GardensThe team behind the cult textile magazine Selvedge brings a curated collection of thirty merchants and makers to the Stables at the American Museum & Gardens.
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