The American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, near Bath, is inviting kids to come and stomp about the grounds and discover their leafy arboretum.
Kids must find clues to collect all the necessary supplies and make the journey across the American West on the Oregon Trail. They can complete the trail sheet and enter it in a special competition to win a great prize. Suitable for ages 5 and up.
Children will also love the brand new hands-on American Heritage exhibition. Using multi-sensory elements of sound, film and costume, the real stories and spirit of American life come alive. Kids can view films, touch screens, handle exhibits, explore Native American headdresses, have a go at paper rubbing or try their skills designing a virtual quilt.
When the kids aren’t playing amongst the beautiful grounds or walking the nature trails, the whole family can take in the numerous furnished period sets tracing the American way of life from Colonial times to the mid 19th Century. After a picnic or cafe pit stop and freshly baked real American cookies, there are plenty of galleries to explore, devoted to the very best of Americana and decorative arts. Precious family treats like this don’t come along very often so head stateside to The American Museum in Britain.
They have a YouTube promo clip that can be seen at youtube.com/americanmuseum
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To attend a media visit, accommodation can be arranged
T: 01225 460503
The American Museum in Britain is based at Claverton Manor on the outskirts of Bath. Tickets from £3-£7.50.
The American Museum in Britain is situated at Claverton Manor overlooking the Avon valley just outside Bath. Since 1961, it has been the only dedicated museum of Americana outside the United States celebrating the development of American decorative arts. The museum is set amongst 120 acres of extensive and spectacular grounds that include a replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Garden, a colonial herb garden, a large arboretum of rare American trees and two breathtaking walking trails.