American Museum in Britain

Claverton Manor
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7BD
England

  • Phone: 01225 460503
  • Education and Group Visits: 01225 823019

Founded in 1961, The Museum has the finest collection of American decorative arts outside the United States. Displayed in a series of period rooms, the collection illustrates how early Americans lived between the 17th and 19th centuries. Interactive galleries offer an introduction to American history, while special collections highlight the finest examples of quilting, folk art, and early printed maps of the New World. The museum is also set in a spectacular, hillside setting including a formal garden, parkland, and nature trails.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Opening Times 2017 18 March – 29 October, Tuesday – Sunday Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays. Cafe, gardens, and 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs exhibition open 10.30am – 5pm Main Museum and Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern exhibition open 12noon – 5pm The Museum closes on 29 October and re-opens for our Christmas season on 23 November 2017. Christmas Season Opening 2017 23 November – 17 December, Tuesday – Sunday, 12noon – 4.30pm, café open from 11am. Closed Mondays. Grounds are closed for the winter. The car parks close at 5pm.

Charges:

Museum, exhibition and gardens: Adults £12.00 Over 60s & Students £10.50 Children (5-18yrs) £6.50 Family ticket £28.50 Gardens only: Adults £7.00 Over 60s & Students £5.50 Children (5-18yrs) £4.50 Gift Aid and Membership rates available.

Discounts:

  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage
  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Breastfeeding facilities
  • Conference facilities available
  • Dogs welcome
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • Public car park
  • Lecture theatre
  • Cinema/film screening facilities
  • Bicycle park
  • Auditorium

Facilities information:

Both the musuem and exhibition gallery are fully accessible to wheelchair users. Certain parts of the gardens and grounds are also accessible. Wheelchair available for loan for use inside main museum only.

Services:

  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Commercial filming service
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Handling sessions
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • General audio-guide available
  • Information point provided
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Support for extended schools services available
  • Professional development and training for teachers

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