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Bath and the Cotswolds Sights

American Museum in Britain

  • off A36 Map It
  • Bath

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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 the 17th-century Conkey's Tavern, the beautifully elegant Greek Revival room, and the lavish, richly red New Orleans bedroom from the 1860s. Other galleries explore historical themes (the settlement of the West, the Civil War) or contain a large collecion of quilts, as well as porcelain and Shaker objects; a separate building is devoted to folk art, including a fine collection of decoy wildfowl. 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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Claverton Manor, off A36, Bath, BA2 7BD, England

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Sight Details:

  • £9
  • Mar.–July, Sept., and Oct., Tues.–Sun. and 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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