Celebrate Independence Day at the only museum of Americana outside the United States

November 6, 2017 -

Roll up, roll up, for the American Museum’s Independence Day Fair!

Come and celebrate Independence Day at the only museum of Americana outside the United States.

The Independence Day Fair and BBQ on Saturday 1 July from 10.30am – 5.00pm offers fun, games and entertainment for the whole family. Also, for the first time, the Museum will be open from 10.30am-5.00pm

Expect outdoor fun for all the family: American football, cheerleading, classic fairground games, bouncy castle, under 5 inflatable play zone, craft activities, lip-smacking food from Spitfire BBQ, and live music from The Frukes and an Elvis tribute act.

For the second year running, the American Museum will host a baking competition at this year’s Independence Day Fair. The theme of the competition, of course, is ‘America’. This year the winners will have their entry recreated and featured on the menu in the American Museum’s Café for one month.  For more information, contact Charlie Hartshorn, Events Officer:events@americanmuseum.org

Events Officer, Charlie Hartshorn, said, ‘It’s a wonderful day out for the whole family, so come along, picnic on the lawns and relax in a gorgeous setting.’

Included with gardens admission

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 starting from the twelfth century and stretching through the Renaissance.  The museum also has the most significant collection of American folk art in Europe.  Visitors can also explore the extensive grounds, which include an arboretum of American trees.


American Museum in Britain


Nas Alvi, Marketing Manager – nas.alvi@americanmuseum.org / 01225 823019 / 01225 8