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.

Our accessibility guide can be viewed here

Download our accessibility guide  for more information about getting around the American Museum.


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.


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

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.


Dogs are welcome in our Gardens and Grounds, on a lead though please.

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Museum.