American Museum in Britain, Somerset


The American Museum in Britain is a beautiful collection of antiques covering American history from the late 17th to the mid 19th centuries. The exhibits are housed at the grade 1 listed Claverton Manor, to the east of the city of Bath.

The museum was first opened to the public in 1961 and was founded by two collectors of antiques; an American, Dallas Pratt and a Briton, John Judkyn. The collection includes exquisite textiles and furniture.

Open from Easter to November with additional seasonal opening times during the Christmas period, for the price of admission visitors not only get to see the museum but also the exhibition gallery, the Folk Art Gallery, shops, café, and gardens. You can also just visit the gardens.

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