The gardens, children's play area and café are open. The museum and exhibition gallery will open on 21 May. Pre-book tickets for the 1st week of our Carinthia West exhibition on the what's on page


Photo by writer & photographer, Carinthia West. From the ‘Hanging Out' archive.

Shooting Stars: Carinthia West, Britain and America in the 1970s

New exhibition for 2021 – opening 21 May 2021

A series of rare behind the scenes photographs of the world’s most iconic rock stars and actors during the 1970’s are to be exhibited at The American Museum & Gardens in Bath.

Shooting Stars runs from 21st May to 31st October, and features a collection of 63 intimate natural portraits and lifestyle shots taken in America and the UK by 70’s model, actress and ‘It Girl’, Carinthia West. 

The photographs, some of which have not been exhibited before, document the era, as well as her close personal friendships with the likes of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, George Harrison, Eric Idle, Shelley Duvall, Helen Mirren, Neil Young,  and Anjelica Huston, as they enjoyed life away from the limelight.

How to book your chance to see Shooting Stars…

Booking is currently only required for the opening week for the exhibition. However, this could change based on capacity, with a further release of tickets at a later date.

Follow the Buy Tickets link below to our Eventbrite page where you will be able to choose a timeslot and purchase your tickets to visit during the opening week of the exhibition. Please note that not all discounts we offer are available with online ticket purchase. Some discounts are only applicable to certain ticket options or combinations. Please follow Buy Tickets link for details. 

Your ticket will include full admission to the Museum, Exhibition, Gardens, Café and Gift Shop.

The timeslot chosen is for entry to the Shooting Stars exhibition. Please note that you may be asked to choose a separate timeslot for entry to the Museum Collection in the Manor House when checking in onsite.

Please ensure you arrive approximately 15 minutes before the start time to ensure prompt entry into the exhibition gallery for your chosen timeslot.

Numbers will be limited to 18 per timeslot in the exhibition due to current Covid-19 restrictions.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email to [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1225 460503.

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