Finalist in the Bristol Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards.

November 6, 2017 -

 The American Museum in Britain is a finalist in the Bristol Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards.

The American Museum will be awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze award at this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism in the Small Attraction of the Year category.

This is the first time the American Museum has been a finalist.

Renowned for its unique collection of decorative arts, the museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century.

Jon Ducker, Head of Visitor Experience said, “To be a finalist is a great honour for everyone who has put so much hard work into making it a reality. The staff and volunteers at the American Museum work tirelessly to ensure we are a fantastic visitor attraction. This award will act as a welcome recognition for all of their efforts.”

The awards ceremony will be held at the Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton on Thursday 9 November.

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For further press information, interviews and images please contact:

Nas Alvi, Marketing Manager, 01225 823019 nas.alvi@americanmuseum.org

 

Note to Editors

The American Museum in Britain opened to the public at Claverton Manor near Bath in 1961 with the aim of showcasing the achievements of Americans in the decorative arts and promoting Anglo-American understanding.

It is the only museum outside the United States to showcase the decorative arts of America. The permanent collection includes more than two hundred historic American quilts, exceptional pieces of Shaker furniture, Native American objects, and two hundred historical maps of the New World from the twelfth century to the Renaissance.  The museum also has the most significant collection of American folk art in Europe.

The manor house is set within extensive grounds, which include an arboretum of American trees and expansive views across the Bath skyline.