The American Museum in Britain takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the 20th century.
With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American culture.
The only museum of Americana outside the United States, the museum was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe. The museum's collection of furniture, paintings, quilts, silver and glass is presented in a series of period rooms within the historic Claverton Manor. Our textile and map collections are also on show in the Textile Room and Map Room.
In the basement is the permanent American Heritage Exhibition, which tells the stories of the Founding Fathers, Native Americans and the Civil War, through a series of interactive galleries that bring the development of America and American culture to life with bright and tactile exhibits - great for kids of all ages!
Throughout the season there is 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 valley of the River Avon. The grounds total some 120 acres, of which forty are open to visitors.
Please telephone for latest prices.
The American Museum in Britain
Explore the mystical world of Wadworthshire and discover our history & heritage in the Brewery Visitor Centre…
Located in the bustling market town of Devizes, approximately 20 miles from Malmesbury, the Visitor Centre is open Monday* to Saturday all year round for you to browse & enjoy. Boasting a free self-guided exhibition of brewing memorabilia, a unique collection of hand painted pub signs, and much more, there really is more to Wadworth than meets the eye.
Their onsite sampling bar will enable you to appreciate their range of wonderfully hand crafted ales in comfortable surroundings, with a knowledgeable Visitor Centre Team on hand to answer any of those brewing questions you may have. Hot and soft drinks are available as well as their famous Wadworth Pork Pie & Cheese Platter (available 12-4pm daily – subject to availability).
Our Brewery Shop is fully stocked with a wide selection of gift ideas, merchandise and of course their complete range of beers, all of which have been chosen with you in mind. They are also proud stockists of the exclusive Wadworth World of Wine range.
*Closed on Bank Holiday Mondays – please contact Wadworth for seasonal opening hours
**Advance booking is strongly recommended as places are limited
New Park Street
Considered to be one of Wiltshire's greatest hidden treasures.
Bowood House & Gardens is open to visitors between April and November, for those wishing to escape into an oasis of outstanding natural beauty.
Athelstan Museum has a wide ranging collection illustrating many aspects of Malmesbury history.
There are so many items that it is impossible to show all of them, or even a major part, so displays are rotated on a regular basis.
With over 1300 years of history, the first King of all England buried somewhere in the garden, two saints thrown down the well, and now one of the great gardens of the world. The spirit of the place shines through and could be the best garden visit you ever make.
The hilltop contains several freshwater springs, which created early settlements. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed stone town wall defences, which have shown history of a Neolithic fort and foundations of a wooden Iron Age fort between 800 and 500BC.
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