• Orangery rear exterior


Museum Buildings

All buildings are fully accessible via ramps and a lift is fitted within the main Museum building.

Some internal doorways within Claverton Manor are narrow (70cm) and there are tight turns at some points in the visitor route. In order to ensure the safety of our visitors and collections, mobility scooters and very large electric wheelchairs are not allowed within the Manor. Please contact us before visiting if you’d like advice about whether we can accommodate your electric wheelchair. Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow at Reception.

We accommodate single-width pushchairs throughout the Museum. Unfortunately double buggies are too wide for the narrow doorways in the Museum, so we will ask you to leave these at Reception. Baby pouches and ‘hippy-chicks’ are available to borrow. Baby-changing facilities are situated in the Exhibition Gallery, and breast-feeding is welcome throughout.

Visitors with large back-packs will be asked to leave them at Reception.

Our room guides are all trained to assist visitors with accessing our collections, so please let them know if extra help is needed.

Download our Accessibility Guide for more information about getting around the American Museum.


The Gardens are not open during our Christmas season. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Blue Badge holders are able to park directly outside the main Museum building. Please display your blue badge on arrival at the car park entrance so we can direct you.
Our Visitor Services team are able to drive a golf buggy around the site to help those with walking difficulties, please ask at reception.

Shuttle Bus

The Museum runs a regular free 14-seater shuttle bus service from Bath city centre every day the Museum is open. Please note – this bus is not suitable for wheelchair users. Please click for schedule.


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 will receive a voucher when purchasing their admission ticket, for a free hot drink and cookie. Normal admission applies.



An accessible toilet is located in the Gallery Shop. There is also an accessible toilet in the Coach House which is open on event days.

Assistance dogs

Are welcome throughout all public parts of the Museum.