American Museum

   
Address : Claverton Manor
Town/City : Bath
County : Somerset
Country : England
Post code : BA2 7BD
Phone : 01225 460503
Web Site :  www.americanmuseum.org

The only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the United States.

 

 

The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

 

Collections

somerset-ammus2The Museum's collection of furniture, paintings, quilts, silver, and glass is presented in a series of Period Rooms within the historic Claverton Manor. Quilts and textiles are also showcased in the Textile Room. On the lower-level the American Heritage Exhibition tells the stories of the Founding Fathers, Native Americans, and the Civil War, through a series of interactive galleries that bring the development of America and American culture to life with bright and tactile exhibits – great for kids of all ages!

 

Gardens & Grounds
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the hilltop site of the Museum's home, Claverton Manor, takes full advantage of the spectacular views over the Limpley Stoke Valley and River Avon.

The grounds total some 125 acres, of which 35 are open to visitors. The parkland, with its majestic old cedars, provides a circular walk through ancient meadows, while above the manor a path has been created through woodland.

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