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Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day

SOLD OUT – tickets for 18th September are now sold out!

We can’t wait to see you all, and apologies to anyone who hasn’t managed to get a ticket – we hope to be able to welcome you on a visit another time. 

Come join us for a fun day out for the whole family at the only museum of Americana outside the United States as we offer access to our gardens for free as part of Heritage Open Days.

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the hilltop site of the Museum’s home takes full advantage of the spectacular views over the Limpley Stoke Valley and River Avon.

The 30 acres surrounding the house include a replica of George Washington’s garden at Mount Vernon, an Arboretum as well as a Children’s Garden which opened in 2020. The gardens underwent substantial updates over the past several years and include a New American Garden, the first European commission for Washington DC-based landscape architects Oehme van Sweden (OvS).

In addition to the gardens, for a small upcharge, visitors can visit our Manor House and Exhibition Galleries which take visitors on a journey through a period of American history primarily focused on the 14th – 20th centuries, as well as see our special exhibition Shooting Stars: Carinthia West, Britain and America in the 1970s. With our remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts and cultural objects, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions.

Opening Times, Admission Prices and booking information:

Our Heritage Open Day will take place on 18th September during the Museum’s normal opening hours 10am-5pm. Last admission to the Manor House at 3pm and to the Gardens and Shooting Stars exhibition at 4pm. Pre-booking online is essential. Garden Only tickets are free and provide entrance to the Gardens, Cafe and Gift Shop only. Tickets to include the Museum and Exhibition incur an additional cost, although this is less than our normal admission prices – see below for details.

Tickets allow arrival in 15-minute timeslots from the first time noted (e.g. 10 to 10:15am, 10:15 to 10:30am, etc.). Please aim to arrive as close within your 15-minute timeslot as possible. We cannot guarantee entry for late arrivals which will be at the discretion of the ticket office staff based on visitor numbers.

On arrival you can stay onsite up to 5pm when we close.

Please note that last admission to the Museum Collection in the Manor House is at 3pm. Ticket holders who have purchased Museum and exhibition tickets may need to choose a timeslot to visit the Manor House when checking in onsite. Tickets purchased for after 3pm will be valid for entrance to the Shooting Stars exhibition, gardens, cafe and gift shop only.

We have several ticket options available*:

Museum, Exhibition & Gardens Admission

Museum, Exhibition & Gardens – Adult £5.50

Museum, Exhibition & Gardens – Child (5-17yrs) £2.00

Museum, Exhibition & Gardens – Family (2A+3C) £13.00

Garden Only Admission

Garden Only Admission – Adult Free

Garden Only Admission – Child (5-17 years) Free

Garden Only Admission – Family (2 A and up to 3 C) Free

General Admission

General Admission – Under 5 yrs Free

General Admission – American Museum Member Free

General Admission – Carer/companion Free

*We offer 25% off for those with a B&NES Discovery Card**. Please select a date and the relevant ticket option and then click ‘Enter promo code’ and enter the following discount*** code:

BathDiscoveryCard = 25% off admission (applies to Adult, Child and Family tickets)

**If you have selected a discount on your tickets or are a member, please ensure you bring the relevant discount card, voucher, ID or membership card with you to present on arrival. B&NES Discovery Card holders should also bring a current Council Tax bill, utilities bill or bank statement as proof of address if your card has expired and you have been unable to renew it. Unfortunately, photocard driving licenses cannot be used as proof of residence as they are not always updated if a person moves outside the area.

***Not all discounts we offer are available with online ticket purchase. Some discounts are only applicable to certain ticket options or combinations.

How to book tickets

Follow the link below to our Eventbrite page to book your tickets now.

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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