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1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs: Launch

March 18, 2017 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Experience the Roaring ‘20s at the launch of our new exhibition 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs, organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.

Come and see Model A and Model T American cars courtesy of the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum.

The whole family can learn to dance the Charleston with the Showgirl Academy, and watch the professionals perform.

Children can make their own 1920s accessories to take home, and even have their face painted as a showgirl or mobster!

Visitors who arrive dressed in 1920s costume will be given free entry

To find out more click here

Music Series: The Silver Ghosts

Sunday 26 March 2017 2.00 pm-3.00 pm

Inspired by Jazz Age: 1920s Fashion and Photographs, The Silver Ghosts get our season off to a roaring start. The London-based swing ensemble performs classic numbers from the era— from Billie Holliday to Louis Armstrong, Django Rheinhart to Ella Fitzgerald— evoking the hot, breathless, and high-spirited dance gigs of the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s.

All Music Series events begin at 2pm in the Stables performance space and are included with gardens admission (unless otherwise stated).

The Music Series is programmed by Michael Bassett on behalf of the American Museum in Britain.

1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs, organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.


Jazz Age Film: A film series in partnership with the Little Theatre, Bath.

Inspired by our new exhibition, 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs (18 March – 29 October), the Little Theatre is screening four 1920s-set films.
8 May: Some Like it Hot [U] Director Billy Wilder. US 1959. 121 mins.
12 June: The Artist [PG] Director Michel Hazanavicius. Fr 2011. 100 mins.
10 July: Midnight in Paris [12A – contains moderate sex references] Director Woody Allen. US 2011. 92 mins.
14 August: The Great Gatsby [12A – contains moderate sex, violence and bloody images] Director Baz Luhrmann. US 2013. 143 mins.

Ticket prices Full price £7, concessions £6, Little Theatre Members £5

1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs is organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.

Claridge Lecture: At Home at Highclere - The Real Downton Abbey

April 13, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30 pm

Our lecturer, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon, lives at Highclere Castle, otherwise known to millions of fans as Downton Abbey.
Lady Carnarvon has published two historical bestsellers focusing on the social life of the house around the First and Second World Wars, exploring what Highclere was really like during this time. Her third book develops the theme of entertainment, with stunning photographs and archival gems. Highclere remained a glamorous house, welcoming guests from statesmen to royalty, and celebrities from the stage and screen.

Join Lady Carnarvon for an inside view of Highclere and a book signing.

Drinks will be available from 6.30pm.

This lecture is presented with the kind support of Wendy Claridge.

To register, phone 01225 820866 or use our contact form.

£7, pre-booking essential

Artists' impression of chandelier

Give to our annual appeal today

The Museum needs generous members and supporters to boost donations to its latest annual appeal. We need to raise £20,000 to prepare for, and mark, the Manor House’s 200th anniversary in 2020. We wish to commission British artist Bruce Munro to create and install a spectacular chandelier, or light sculpture, in Central Hall to celebrate this milestone. The new installation will be unique in the United Kingdom and sympathetic to the history of the House, with a “nod” to the vibrant role it plays in modern times.

You can donate to the annual appeal in several ways: online; by telephone (01225 823010); or by post. Simply download, print, and complete the donation form on our website and return it with your cheque to: Development Office, American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD. The Museum accepts debit and credit card donations (American Express, Delta, Maestro, Mastercard, and Visa).

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