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American Museum & Gardens

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An amazing place to visit

Going back in time in such detail. All rooms are lit superbly to reflect what one would expect of... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Derek B
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Penzance, United Kingdom
New gardens visited

We knew that the gardens had been redeveloped but we were totally overawed by what has been... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
woodsavonview
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Bath, United Kingdom
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The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, displayed in original period rooms from the US. All set within a...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Going back in time in such detail. All rooms are lit superbly to reflect what one would expect of the period. All artefacts are so thoughtfully displayed you can just imagine with clarity the people living there

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Derek B
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Derek B and thanks so much for coming to visit and your kind words. Hope we'll see you back at the museum next year.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Had been looking forward to visiting here for ages. Found it very disappointing, the room sets were no different to any stately home, it really wasn’t American enough ! I’d love to have seen a wagon train, teepee, and more shaker and Amish , cowboys...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Susieb755
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hello Susieb755 and thanks for taking the time to review your day. Sorry to hear you were disappointed. Our period room displays, including the objects within them and other displays, chart the early history of America up to 1860. In that time, as we know...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Drove from South Wales to find that the Museum was closed. As I got out of my car a family on their way out mentioned it to me. They were extremely angry as they had not seen any warning on the website. I hadn’t seen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Passport39212024844
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hello Passport39212024844 and thanks for the feedback. We're sorry to hear of your anger. The museum and gardens are normally closed at this time of year. With the launch of the New American Garden, and to coincide with Bath Museums Week (advertised as gardens only...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

We knew that the gardens had been redeveloped but we were totally overawed by what has been achieved. As one goes through the entrance you stand and look over the gardens and out to the hills beyond and it is hard to believe one is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank woodsavonview
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hello woodsavonreview and thanks so much for your kind words. As the gardens mature and the finishing touches are put to them we're super confident that we'll be one of the must visit destinations in Bath over the coming years. Hope we'll see you again...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Beautiful gardens and a wonderful restaurant are added bonus on this visit to the American museum. The best souvenir shop in Bath and the best Afternoon tea in the restaurant.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank anjula k
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi anjula K and thanks for taking the time to review your day with us. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

We were short of time so only paid for the gardens. It took us less than 20 minutes to do the tour of the gardens on what is termed as a "wheelchair accessible" path. My mother found the path extremely uncomfortable in her wheelchair and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jo H
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Jo. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us. We're so sorry to hear of your disappointment. We've tried to publish information about our new gardens and accessibility for all the museum site indoors and outdoors on our website to enable potential visitors to plan...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Not too far from Bath. The main house has a variety of rooms from different parts of American history. There was an interesting display on the First World War

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank IainP860
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi Iain P and thanks for the review. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed you're day with us and you found the WWI exhibition interesting. Hope we'll be able to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I felt the house needed more items to look at. The gardens needed more work. The views from the house were spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 256francesr
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hello Frances R and thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the views from the house and hope you'll give us another go when the newly planted and launched garden has grown.

Reviewed 8 October 2018

My wife wanted to go here as part of our long weekend in Bath, primarily to view the display of quilts that she'd heard about. I was therefore a bit apprehensive about what I would find of interest, but how wrong I was! The museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ken W
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hello Ken W and thanks for coming to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us, despite the weather, and that we were able to offer something for everyone; however apprehensive they might have been! Hope you'll help spread the word about...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

A lovely little drive out into the country and you'll find the American museum. Housed in 2 separate buildings I found it fascinating with it's WW2 exhibition particularly compelling. The staff were excellent and only too happy to talk about the exhibits. The quilts upstairs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dennis570
AmericanMuseum, Visitor Experience Team at American Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hello dennis570 and thanks for comig to see us. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and we hope we'll see you again soon - lots more quilts next year as the king of colour and pattern Kaffe Fassett is returning

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Cara P
15 September 2018|
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Response from AmericanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Cara. Sorry for the delayed response. Dogs (on a lead) are welcome in the gardens, arboretum and parkland whenever we are open. Hope you managed to join us on Saturday.
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AbbieMB
31 July 2018|
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Response from cao762 |
I was there today Sunday 19/8/18 (visiting the textile fair) so I saw first hand what’s happening. A large part of the grounds/gardens are closed off and that part is essentially a large building site. Being a Sunday there... More
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terrywood10
23 January 2018|
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Response from AmericanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi terrywood10. As a small independent Museum on the edge of Bath we tend not to welcome as many overseas visitors as the city does so our static, written interpretation is just in English. Many of our volunteers are able... More
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