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Bath and the Cotswolds Sights

American Museum in Britain

  • off A36 Map It

Updated 05/29/2014

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A 19th-century Greek Revival mansion in a majestic setting on a hill 2½ miles southeast of the city holds the only museum of American decorative arts outside the United States. Rooms are furnished in historical styles, such as a 17th-century keeping room from Massachusetts and a richly red New Orleans bedroom from the 1860s. Other galleries explore historical themes (the settlement of the West, the Civil War) or contain rugs and quilts, porcelain, and Shaker objects;

a separate building is devoted to folk art. The parkland includes a reproduction of George Washington's garden at Mount Vernon. Take a bus headed to the University of Bath and get off at the Avenue, where signs point to the museum, half a mile away. The City Sightseeing bus also drops off here.

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Sight Information

Address:

Claverton Manor, off A36, Bath, BA2 7BD, England

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01225-460503

Sight Details:

  • £9
  • Mar.–July, Sept., and Oct., Tues.–Sun. and national holiday Mon. noon–5; Aug., daily noon–5; late Nov.–mid-Dec., Tues.–Sun. noon–4:30; last admission 1 hr before closing

Updated 05/29/2014

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