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, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.


*Please note, there is currently construction work in a small section between the New American garden and Mount Vernon. There will be no access to the arboretum for 4 weeks. This is to create an accessible pathway. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause during your visit.



Main season opening times

16 March – 3 November 2019

Open Tuesday – Sunday

Main Collection 11am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)

Gardens, Exhibition Gallery and Café  10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Country store 11am-5pm

An admission ticket is needed to visit the Museum, Gardens, Exhibition Gallery, Orangery Café and Country Store.

+44 (0) 1225 460 503



Tue – Sun 5 Nov to 24 Nov

11am – 4pm, last admission 3pm

New American Garden, Mount Vernon Garden, Orangery Café and Gallery Shop. Admission ticket needed.


‘Twas the night before a very colourful Christmas, opening times: 

Tue-Sun 28 Nov to 22 Dec (Christmas season)


Normal admission applies