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A 3-day Summer festival of American culture from 1-3 July 2022

American Museum & Gardens

How do I get to the American Museum & Gardens?

The American Museum & Gardens is located 2 miles from the centre of Bath.

We can be found at:

American Museum & Gardens
Claverton Manor
Bath, BA2 7BD

Tel: 01225 460503

By train: The nearest train station is Bath Spa. From here, take the U1 (First Bus) bus to the University of Bath. From here it is a 15 min walk to the event (see below for more details).

By bus: From Bath city centre, take the U1(First Bus) bus, to Bath University (this service runs every 15-20 minutes until 11.30pm). Timetables, maps and ticket prices for the U1 bus route can be found here

Alight at The Avenue just inside the University entrance (this is a request stop). There are some uneven surfaces and steps, and the paths can be dark. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and bring a torch.

By road: From Bath or Warminster direction, follow the A36 and then the brown signs to the American Museum.


Is there parking available?

Parking onsite is very limited and will be available at an additional charge of £5/space at the time of booking, spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please note we have two car parks onsite. One which includes a limited number of blue badge parking spaces and an additional car park, which is a 5-minute walk downhill to the main site on uneven surfaces with some steps. Except for the blue badge parking we cannot guarantee which car park location you will be allocated at the time of booking.

Car parking is located outside the Bath Clean Air Zone.

If none of our car parking spaces are available, pay & display parking is available at the University of Bath (postcode BA2 7AY). The University of Bath is a 15-minute walk to the AMERICANA FEST.  

On arrival at the Museum you will be met by a Car Parking Steward, who will check your tickets and car park booking.

Do I need to book a parking ticket to park?

Yes, parking is very limited. Spaces must be booked in advance if using the Museum’s car parks and tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.

A parking space can be booked during the booking process. 

You do not need to pre-book parking at the University. These spaces are subject to the University’s pay and display and are available the day of on a first come first serve basis.



Is the event suitable for those in wheelchairs?

We have made every effort to ensure that the majority of the event is suitable for those in wheelchairs.

The majority of the event will take place throughout our gardens. Short distances are on grass, with rubber matting.  Our gardens include some gradual slopes and paths are uneven in some places.  Stewards will assist wherever possible.

Are there accessible toilets available?

Yes, accessible toilets are available.

Do personal assistant/carers receive free admission?

Free admission is available for all personal assistant/carers. Tickets should be booked for during the booking process.

Are mobility scooters available for use?

Our mobility scooter will not be available for use during the event. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own mobility scooter.

Can I bring more than one carer?

If you require more than one carer, please contact the box office.

Can I take buggy or pram?

You are welcome to have your child in a buggy or pram.  Please note you may need to navigate uneven surfaces at times.

Will baby change be available?

Baby change facilities are available.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs on leads are welcome in the outdoor areas of the AMERICANA FEST.

AMERICANA FEST is brought to you by the American Museum & Gardens, with festival producers Judgeday and music programmed by The 7 Hills.