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.




We are currently closed until March 14 2020.


Opening times
March 14 – November 1

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Main collection and Folk Art Gallery 11am – 4pm

Closed on Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays and throughout August

Last admission to the main collection and Folk Art Gallery is 3pm. Last admission to the gardens 4.30pm.

Gardens, and Orangery Café only
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Last admission 3pm
Closed on Mondays


+44 (0) 1225 460 503