For directions to the Museum from your location please click on the link to Google maps. Please note Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Satellite Navigation technology do not recognise our postcode, but the turning to the Museum is clearly sign-posted from the A36 and the University of Bath. Free onsite visitor parking, including spaces for Blue Badge holders. Cars and motorbikes are not charged in Bath’s Clean Air Zone but other vehicle types, including some pick-ups, campers and Land Rovers may be charged. Check if charges apply to your vehicle at www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones. If you are a blue badge holder, find out if you can apply for a local exemption by visiting www.bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ
There are a number of ways to visit the Museum & Gardens – by car, coach, rail, taxi, bicycle, bus and on foot.
We can be found at:
American Museum & Gardens
Bath, BA2 7BD
Tel: 01225 460503
///enjoyable.mobile.groom is our what3words address. It’s more reliable than our street address or postcode so enter it into the free what3words app to find us.
Please note: Bath operates a charging clean air zone (CAZ) in the city centre. While the Museum & Gardens are not located in the zone, you may have to drive through the zone to reach us.
Not all vehicles are charged. To check if charges apply to your vehicle, please visit www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones.
Coaches cannot access the Museum from the A36. If travelling from this direction please continue towards Bath and approach from North Road/Bathwick Hill. Groups must book in advance. Please do not use Global Positioning System (GPS) or Satellite Navigation technology to direct coaches as the routes they give will cause you problems. Coach parking is by appointment only.
The nearest train station is Bath Spa which is a short stroll from the U1 and U2 bus stop.
The trip to the Museum takes approximately 15min from the city centre, and costs about £15. Please ask at the Ticket Office if you’d like help ordering a taxi for your onward journey.
Access roads to and from the Museum should be used with caution due to road surfaces and lighting. Routes from the city centre and A36 also involve steep climbs Information about cycle routes in and around Bath can be found at www.cyclebath.org.uk/map We have railings at the front of the Museum you can use to secure you bike or in our undercover picnic area. Visitors arriving by bicycle to visit the Museum or Gardens will receive a voucher when purchasing their admission ticket, for a free hot drink and cookie at the Garden Cafe. Normal Admission applies. NB: This offer cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any admission discount eg. Discovery Card or American Museum membership.
From Bath City Centre take First Bus services U1 or U2 to the University of Bath (services run at a frequent intervals). Alight at The Avenue, just inside the University entrance, it is then a 15 minute downhill walk to the museum. For journey planning advice or to purchase bus tickets, download the free First Bus app.
You can access the Museum via the Bath skyline walk.