We are closed for the rest of the winter season, and will open again on 9 March with our new special exhibition and an exciting programme of events. Come back soon to see our beautiful spring gardens and inspiring museum collections, and to attend seasonal trails, outdoor theatre, music, talks and much more.

What’s on

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The American Museum & Gardens is closed in January and February for the rest of the winter season, and will open again on 9 March with a new special exhibition and an exciting programme of events.


American Road Trip Exhibition

American Road Trip explores the origins and stories behind the cultural phenomenon, and transports us thousands of miles on a journey of discovery along Route 66 and beyond.

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Museum Pop-up Talks

Interesting and informative pop-up talks happen every week at the museum. These 15-minute talks in the Manor House cover a wide variety of topics about American culture and history. Ask the Ticket Office if a talk is scheduled on the day of your visit.

April – October

Garden Tours

From April to October we offer special guided tours of our American-style gardens. These 45-minute tours are led by our knowledgeable Garden Guides. You can call the Museum on the morning of your visit to find out if a tour is scheduled for that day.

Spring & Autumn

Textile Tours

If you have a fascination for fabrics, then this specialised tour will be just the thing to enhance your visit. Find out about a wide variety of pieces in our world-renowned textile collection.

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Every month

Brilliant Beasties

A wonderful hour of fun and creativity for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers. Come along to sing songs, listen to stories, share rhymes and get crafty, while learning about ‘Brilliant Beasties’, our lovely animal friends.

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March – April

Daffodil Month

Experience the sensational beauty of 70,000 daffodils in bloom across the gardens and parkland, with different varieties opening in succession throughout the month.

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10 March

Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a day out for the whole family! Capture treasured moments with our free family photoshoot and enjoy a glass of Prosecco in the Deli.

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29 March – 14 April

Easter Eggcitement

Enjoy an Easter trail throughout our daffodil-filled gardens, plus free crafts and storytelling, as well as face painting, Easter treats and much more!

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24 March

Jazz at the Museum

An afternoon of the best local jazz with light refreshments. Jon Lloyd and John Law present their exquisite duo project Naissance, an exploration of beauty.

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30 March

Easter Family Photoshoot

Join Helena M Photography for a free family photoshoot in our spring gardens and create stylish photos that you’ll keep forever.

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17 April

Cathedral Window Quilting Workshop

Join Ann from Midsomer Quilting for a workshop on the traditional Cathedral Window patchwork technique. You will learn how to use this method and make a pin cushion and a needle case.

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21 April

Jazz at the Museum

An afternoon of the best local jazz with light refreshments. The John Martin Quartet presents Reconstruct – new arrangements of well-known tunes from jazz and beyond.

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2 May

Curious About Quilts Session

An incredible opportunity to view up close some of our quilts not on display in the Museum, and learn more about the history of quilt making in America.

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17 May

Garden Grooves

Introducing the Lazy River Band – tickets coming soon.

18 May

Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop

Calling all lovers of plants and beautiful home décor! This macramé plant hanger-making workshop is one for you.

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19 May

Rare Plant Fair

For every plant lover and garden enthusiast, the Rare Plant Fair is an excellent opportunity to buy beautiful, interesting and unusual plants.

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Getting here

By car, coach, rail, taxi, bicycle, bus or on foot