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American Museum in Britain Review

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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  • Address: Claverton Manor, off A36, Bath, BA2 7BD | Map It
  • Phone: 01225/460503
  • Cost: £9
  • Hours: 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
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  • Location: Bath
Updated: 05-29-2014

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