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Smiley Coyotes

Every Thursday, 10.30am-12noon (except during school holidays).

Our weekly term-time gathering for accompanied children aged 0-5 is going from strength to strength, and with the following activities, inspired by the Museum’s collections, we’re sure more families will want to join in!

5 May – Maypole dancing and making flower crowns
12 May – Walk in the grounds, natural brush making and painting
19 May – Printing and making a Tussie Mussie (flower arrangement)
26 May – Raft building and damming in the mni stream plus storm-kettle hot chocolate and storytelling in the tipi

£8 per family per session, to be paid in advance (non refundable). Booking essential, please get in touch to book.

“We have been to almost every session, and we absolutely love them. The location is really beautiful, especially the grounds in summer— I am sure these will make for some very happy childhood memories.” Smiley Coyotes Parent

Events 2016

Presented with the kind support of Wendy Claridge, a fascinating talk by Clive Aslet will take place at 7pm on Thursday 12 May. Clive has written extensively about country houses on both sides of the Atlantic, and will describe in his talk how Americans have responded to the English country house — and what they have contributed to many of its greatest examples. £7. Please get in touch to book.

There are many workshops, courses, & classes (including dance classes) and concerts, talks, & tours (including Jerri Hart) coming up, so be sure to book soon!

Please take a look at our full events listing on our website, call us to request leaflets, or download leaflets from the following links. We have split the event leaflets into three: Family Fun, Music Series, and Workshops and Events so that visitors are able to select their preference.

'Jeremiah! Inspired Interiors' by Jeremiah Goodman

Until Friday 1 July 2016

Jeremiah Goodman’s iconic room portraits chronicle the homes of the rich and famous throughout the 20th century: Diana Vreeland, Caroline Herrera, Greta Garbo, and Hermione Gingold. Enter the private boudoirs and entertaining rooms of the rich and famous as brought to life by a man whose social skills matched his artistry.

Included with full admission.


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Family Membership Update

Following feedback about our new membership programme, we’ve introduced a new ‘Joint Plus Family’ category. This category covers two named adults, up to five children, and allows you to bring two adult guests along with you when you visit the Museum. Perfect if you have friends or relatives visiting over the forthcoming bank holiday weekends!

Family Membership is a great way to enjoy the Museum throughout the season. Click here for further details.

Job Opportunities

The American Museum in Britain has a variety of positions available coming up. Do keep an eye on our website as more information is posted.

Part-time Cook/General Assistant

Garden Staff

Maternity Cover for Groups & Marketing Manager

Plant Sale at Holburne Museum

Sunday 8 May, 11am-2pm

Our Head Gardener is attending a plant fair at the Holburne on Sunday 8 May, where he will be selling a few plants promoting the work of our garden team and the plans for our New American Garden. Please see here for further information.

Give a donation today

Did you know that it costs £3,425 per day to keep the Museum running?

The Museum is a registered UK charity but receives no American or British government funding. We are dependent on you to fund our activities and maintain our beautiful Manor House and Gardens. It’s easy to give: you can donate a regular or one-off gift online here

Alternatively, you can donate by credit/debit card by calling 01225 823010 or filling in the donation form at the reception desk and placing it in the envelope provided. You can also give a cash gift via the donation box in the Museum’s café or send a cheque (payable to the American Museum in Britain) to the Development Office, American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD. 

Thank you for your support.

Skyline Walk Promotion

Anyone walking the National Trust’s Bath Skyline Walk is eligible for a free hot drink and cookie at our café, which should help to revitalise you halfway along the route. Show the downloadable map you are following when you come down to our entrance from the trail and pay admission to either gardens only or the full Museum (depending on how much time you have). Produce the admission ticket at the café to redeem the free refreshments.

Recent blogs

It was very nice to be in receipt of a blog recommending us by a local accommodation provider recently. Do take a look at what Bath Mill Lodge Retreat had to say about us.

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