About the Museum
The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.
Each year, special temporary exhibitions are on display in our Exhibition Gallery, and throughout the year there are a range of exciting events planned, including traditional American music concerts, kids’ activities, and Living History events.
The Museum is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with spectacular views over the Limpley Stoke Valley and the River Avon. The grounds total some 125 acres, of which 35 are open to visitors.
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Why have an American Museum in Britain?
Video explaining why the American Museum in Britain is an important addition to our cultural landscape.