Update:

We are now open every day throughout the school summer holidays

Groups

Group Visits

We welcome group visits to the American Museum & Gardens with discounted admission available for groups of 10 people or more.

Groups have the option of choosing between our full admission ticket or our Gardens, Café and Gift Shop only admission ticket. The full admission ticket allows entry to the entire site including the Museum (located in the Manor House), Exhibition, Gardens, Café and Gift Shop.

The alternative admission ticket allows entry to the Gardens, Café and Gift Shop only.

The Group Organizer and/or Coach Driver are entitled to free entry.

All group visits of 10 people or more must be booked in advance. Please use the form below or contact us via email to [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1225 460503 to book a group visit.

A member of staff will meet the group on arrival and payment can be made easily by the Group Organizer on the day. We accept cash, credit/debit card or cheque. Alternatively, we are happy to process an invoice after the visit if provided with name and address details for invoicing.

Garden Tours

We are able to offer guided Tours of the Gardens during normal opening hours, subject to availability, and at a cost of £5 per person plus group admission. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are limited to a maximum of 10 people per tour, so larger groups will be divided into smaller tour groups with staggered start times. All tours must must be booked in advance.

Museum Tours

We are able to offer guided Tours of the Museum collection outside of normal opening hours, subject to availability, and at a cost of £5 per person plus group admission. Tours last a little over 1 hour and are limited to a maximum of 10 people per tour, so larger groups will be divided into smaller tour groups with staggered start times. All tours must start before 10:45am or after 3pm and must be booked in advance.

Textile Tour

The American Museum houses a world-famous collection of textiles, embroideries, weavings, prints, including a collection of over 200 historic quilts and rugs. If your group has a particular interest in cloth, then this specialized tour will be just the thing. Conducted by a knowledgeable member of our volunteer team, you will learn about a wide variety of pieces in our period rooms, including fabrics, construction and social history. The tour lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. Maximum group size is 10 people, but larger groups can be accommodated in back to back tours. All tours are subject to availability, at a cost of £5 per person plus group admission, and must be booked in advance.

Audio-Descriptive Tours

We also welcome groups who are blind or partially sighted. Specialized tours are arranged which last approximately 1 ½ hours. These include a dedicated guide and a selection of handling objects which enhance the descriptive tour. Wheelchairs can be accommodated. Maximum group size is 6 people, usually 3 blind or partially-sighted people and their helpers.

Collections up close: Curious about Quilts

We are also able to offer our Curious about Quilts sessions for those interested in an opportunity to view up close some of our quilts not on display and learn more about the history of quilt making in America. These sessions can be booked during normal opening hours, are subject to availability, and at a cost of £5 per person plus group admission. Sessions last approximately 1 hour and are limited to a maximum of 15 people per session, although larger groups can be accommodated with back to back sessions. All Curious about Quilts sessions must be booked in advance.

Please contact us via email to [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1225 460503 for further information.

Things you need to know…

All group visits of 10 people or more must be booked in advance. Please use the form below or contact us via email to [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1225 460503 to book a group visit.

Opening times and Accessibility information can be found under Visit but if you have any concerns please let us know. We try to make sure our site and visits are as accessible as possible so please let us know if the visiting group will include anyone with learning or ability needs and how we can best support any provision.

Sample menus for catering options in our onsite Café can be provided upon request. For any food and refreshment queries, please contact our Catering Manager on 01225 823012 or email [email protected]

 

Museum, Exhibition, Gardens, Café and Gift Shop Group rate
Adult £11.30
Child (5–17 years) £6.00
Gardens, Café and Gift Shop only Group rate
Adult £6.50
Child (5–17 years) £4.25

Current Offers on Admission

Please note the discounts we offer on our normal admission prices are not applicable to the group rate prices.

Groups