American Museum and Gardens


Claverton, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BD

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Located in a Grade I listed building, the American Museum and Gardens features collections from the United States and displays that recreate periods of American history, as well as a world renowned folk art, quilt and map collection. 

The gallery features a rotating programme of temporary exhibitions that showcases different displays that all related to American history, including photography, fashion, music and more. The gardens are 125 acres and feature designs from famous American architects, as well as a replica garden from George Washington's famous house outside of Washington DC, which has a dell, an arboretum, amphitheatre and children's garden. 

The museum was created by Anglo/American couple Dallas Pratt and John Judkyn and opened in 1961 with the aim to dispel stereotypes of American culture. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult whole site£13.00 adult
Child (5-17) whole site£7.00 child
Child (under 5) whole siteFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) whole site£33.00 family
Gardens, Cafe & shop only, adult£7.50 adult
Gardens, Cafe & shop only, child£5.00 child
Gardens, Cafe & shop only, family£20.00 family
Gardens, Cafe & shop only, under 5sFree

Gift aid prices:
Museum, Exhibition, Gardens, Café and Gift Shop - Adult, £14.50, Child, £8.50, Family, £37.50
Gardens, Café and Gift Shop only - Adult, £9, Child, £6.50, Family, £24.50

Membership is also available.

The following discounts are on offer.
Bath Self Catering Association - 50% discount on normal admission prices – available to owners and their guests
Bath Museums Partnership - Free entry for cardholder
Bath Reward Card - 50% discount on normal admission prices for cardholder – available to hotel owners and their guests
BBC Gardeners' World - 2 for 1 entry on Garden Only admission
Blue Peter Badge - Free child entry to badge holders (on production of the badge and card) with full paying adult
Blue Badge Guides - Free entry to guide on production of the badge
Carers/Chaperones - Free entry when attending with a person registered as disabled
Museum Association -Free entry for members on production of valid card
National Art Pass - 50% discount on normal admission prices for named card holder
Rainbow Resource -Free entry for carer when attending with scheme member under 25
Students - 50% discount on normal admission price with valid student ID for named card holder only
The Mayor of Bath’s Corps of Honorary Guides - Free entry to guides on production of badge
Visit Bath/Bristol/Somerset - Free entry to staff on production of valid ID



  • Accessible Lift
  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - Some internal doorways within the Museum are narrow (70cm) and there are tight turns at some points in the visitor route. Please contact us before visiting if you’d like advice about whether we can accommodate your electric wheelchair. Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow at Reception.
  • Autism Friendly
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available - Manual wheelchairs and a Tramper are available for hire.


  • Café
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Packed lunch available - children’s lunchboxes are available from the cafe.
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Take away food

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Childrens Play Area

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Cater for school groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Education/study area
  • Wedding Venue - the Coach House and Stables have been licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. These buildings can be hired for both wedding and reception or a reception only.

Key Features

  • Groups: Meet and Greet Services - A member of staff will meet the group on arrival

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups: Booking Essential - All group visits of 10 people or more must be booked in advance via email to or by telephone on +44 (0)1225 46050
  • Groups: Free Entry for Driver and GTO
  • Special group rates

Target Markets

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Guided tours are available of the gardens and museum

Travel & Trade

  • Group Discount - discounted admission available for groups of 10 people or more.


Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* The Exhibition, Gardens, Café and Gift Shop are open everyday, 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.
The Museum itself, located in the Manor House, is open everyday, 11am to 4pm, with last entry at 3pm.

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