Gangsters and Gunslingers fact sheet

February 12, 2013 - Sue Bond

Location: The American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD
Tel. +44 (0)1225 460503, fax. +44 (0)1225 469160

The Good, the Bad & the Memorabilia
America’s Outlaw Heroes from the David Gainsborough Roberts Collection

Opening hours: Main season: 23 March to 3 November 2013
Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm
Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays

Christmas season: 28 November to 22 December 2013
Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4.30 pm
The Museum presents an annual festive display, with a different theme each
year, featuring unique handcrafted decorations.

Admission: Museum, Exhibition and Gardens:
Adult £9; over 60s and students £8; child (5-16 years) £5; family ticket £25
Gardens only (closed during the Christmas season):
Adult £5.50; over 60s and students £4.50; child (5-16) £3.50

Groups : Private tours £10 per person / Standard group visit £7 per person
The Museum welcomes pre-booked groups and offers a reduced admission for parties of 15 or more. Organisers receive friendly advice and assistance when booking, coach drivers have free parking, admission, and refreshments; and group members are warmly welcomed.
Tel. +44 (0)1225 823019, or email using or contact form.

Collection: The American Museum in Britain is celebrated for its magnificent decorative arts collection comprising over 200 historic American quilts, exceptional pieces of Shaker furniture, exuberant folk art paintings and sculptures, Native American objects, and Renaissance maps of the New World. The Museum also has the most significant collection of American folk art in Europe displayed in the Folk Art Gallery which opened in 2011. Visitors may also explore the extensive grounds, including the Arboretum of American trees.

Audioguide: A limited number of audioguides is available free with admission.

Shops: The American Museum has three shops, all open during Museum hours.
The Country Store holds Americana gifts and souvenirs; The Gallery Shop offers merchandise inspired by the temporary exhibition and a variety of Museum publications alongside a range of topical books; and The Herb Shop introduces visitors to the aromatic Tussie Mussie (a posy popular in the 18th century). Tel. +44 (0)1225 460503, or email using our contact form.

Café: The Orangery café is open during Museum hours, serving light lunches from 12 noon to 2 pm, and drinks, homemade American cookies and cakes throughout the afternoon.

How to get there: Close to the University of Bath, it is signposted from Bath city centre and from the A36 Warminster Road. Car parking is free. Bus no. 18 runs from the city centre to the University; alight at The Avenue just inside the University entrance (15min downhill walk to Museum).

Shuttle Bus: The Museum’s FREE shuttle bus ferries visitors to and from the city centre:
From Terrace Walk (Bog Island), Bath:
12.15 pm – arriving at Museum 12.30 pm
1.15 pm – arriving at Museum 1.30 pm
2.15 pm – arriving at Museum 2.30 pm
3.15 pm – arriving at Museum 3.30 pm

Leaves Museum to return to Bath:
12.45 pm – arriving at Terrace Walk 1.00 pm
1.45 pm – arriving at Terrace Walk 2.00 pm
2.45 pm – arriving at Terrace Walk 3.00 pm
3.45 pm – arriving at Terrace Walk 4.00 pm
4.30 pm – arriving at Terrace Walk 4.45 pm

Access: All Museum buildings are wheelchair accessible, with ramped access and a lift to all floors in the main building. Blue Badge parking is close to the main Museum. Garden access is restricted.