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American Museum In Britain
Claverton Manor

Telephone: 01225 460 503
Fax: 01225 480 726
Email: amibbath@aol.com

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Overview of collections

The American Museum illustrates how the American people lived from the end of the 17th century onwards. The museum was the first museum of Americana to be established outside the United States and was founded by Americans Dallas Pratt and John Judkyn to foster mutual understanding between Britain and America.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The life of Americans from the late 17th to the mid 19th centuries is shown with a series of furnished period rooms and galleries containing decorative and fine arts material. The diverse cultures found in America such as the Shaker, Pennsylvania German, American Indian, African American and New Mexican are featured. Archives, books and maps are also displayed.

Star Objects at this location

New Orleans bed; Baltimore bride quilt; Shaker candlestand.
Collection Descriptions
Archives Collection (American Museum In Britain)
The archive collection includes the Dallas Pratt collection of over 200 historical maps, prints and books featuring c...
Arms & Armour Collection (American Museum In Britain)
Costume & Textile Collection (American Museum In Britain)
There is an important collection of American quilts ranging in date from the late 18th to the 20th centuries. Exampl...
Decorative & applied Art Collection (American Museum In Britain)
There is a rich and important decorative art collection which includes furniture; ceramics; silver; pewter; and glass...
Ethnography Collection (American Museum In Britain)
The American Indian culture is featured in the museum and the collection includes models of dwellings ranging from a ...
Fine Art Collection (American Museum In Britain)
Nineteenth century folk art is a feature of the museum and includes paintings, drawings and sculptures. The straight...
Medals Collection (American Museum In Britain)
Music Collection (American Museum In Britain)
Numismatics Collection (American Museum In Britain)
Photographic Collection (American Museum In Britain)
Social History Collection (American Museum In Britain)
This collection includes a wide range of domestic items, shop goods and fittings, and firefighting equipment. There ...
Transport Collection (American Museum In Britain)
This aspect of the collection includes waggons including the Conestoga waggon which retains its original fittings and...

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