We are now closed for the rest of the winter season, reopening 11 March 2023

What’s on

There is always so much going on here at the American Museum & Gardens, from our special exhibitions to our seasonal programme of events, with wellbeing classes, outdoor theatre, live music, festivals, Christmas lights and much more.


Information on booking tickets for our new events will be posted soon.


11–12 March

2023 Opening Weekend

Join us for our 2023 opening weekend as we welcome visitors back for an exciting new season. Our beautiful spring gardens will be a welcome haven after the winter months, where you’ll be able to enjoy 40,000 narcissus popping open during March and April.

11 March – 4 July

America In Crisis Exhibition

A major American photography exhibition exploring social change in the US through the lens of a diverse group of artists. This captivating exhibition features over 80 photographs by 39 top American artists, from the 1960s till today.  

19 March

Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with us and treat your loved ones to a full day out. Enjoy an inspiring visit to the Museum and Exhibition, a wonderful walk in the springtime gardens with thousands of narcissus, and some delicious food from our Garden Café.

From 20 March

Yoga & Wellbeing Mornings

Take time for self-care by joining yoga expert Trish Fairbeard and her team for a nourishing morning of yoga, journalling and meditation. Each month, the group explores a seasonal theme with two yoga sessions, wellbeing practice, a healthy brunch, and access to the gardens after the event.

From 21 March

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.

21 March

Claridge Lecture: Sarah Churchwell

Famous journalist and American author, Professor Sarah Churchwell, will be giving the Claridge Lecture tied to our new exhibition America in Crisis. Sarah was longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2021.

1–16 April

An Eggcellent Easter Adventure

Join us during the school holidays for an outdoor trail to hunt through the gardens and enjoy creative activities at our crafting station. Complete your family fun day out at the Garden Café, where you’ll find all kinds of seasonal treats.

26 April

Digital Photography Workshop

Join creative photographer, Helena Miscioscia, for a 3-hour digital photography workshop for beginners, inspired by our photography exhibition: America in Crisis.

21 May

Rare Plant Fair

For all plant lovers and garden enthusiasts, the Rare Plant Fair is an excellent opportunity to buy beautiful, interesting and unusual plants. A selection of specialist nurseries, all genuine growers and plant experts, are ready to offer advice and expertise to help you create dream displays.

From 9 June

Garden Grooves

Relax and unwind with an early summer’s evening of mellow music, delicious hampers and cocktails in our spectacular gardens. Top musicians will entertain while you enjoy the stunning views across the Limpley Stoke valley.

22 July – 31 December

Brick America: An Adventure in LEGO® Bricks

An off-the-scale, super-fun exhibition, celebrating favourite icons from across the USA and inviting everyone to build and play. Brick America will include exciting build stations with areas for visitors to display their own creations, and a LEGO bricks graffiti wall!

Getting here

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