Claverton Manor + gardens

The American Museum takes you on a journey through a period of American history primarily focused on 14th – 20thcenturies. With its remarkable collection of folk, decorative arts and cultural objects, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside of the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

Each year, special temporary exhibitions are on display in our Exhibition Gallery, and throughout the year there are a range of exciting events planned, including live music, theatre, talks, yoga, and children’s activities.

Our story

Find out more about the Museum’s founders, Dr. Dallas Pratt and John Judkyn

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Permanent collection

Furniture, paintings, quilts, silver, and glass, presented in our Period Rooms

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The gardens & grounds

Old manorial Italianate style pleasure gardens, and the new American Garden

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