Monday, May 20, 2019

American Museum & Gardens - Bath, Part I

The sign said, 'Welcome to the American Museum & Gardens'. 
The taxi stopped at the top of the hill and we all clambered out into a chilly,
 but dry, typical English morning, only to view breathtaking green rolling hills
 and the valley beyond - a view of Bath never seen before, literally a different
 side of this wonderful city.
Our friends Ruth and Mike who had traveled from Wiltshire that morning, met us
 with warming hugs and lots of chatter at the hotel whilst we awaited the taxi.
They picked this very special place to take us knowing it would be of interest
to us both - history for Bob and gardens and art for me. They certainly made
 the right choice - we loved it all, including a break for 'elevenses' with coffee and 
delicious homemade cake in the Orangery Café.

The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America,
from its early settlers to the twenty-first century. With its remarkable collection
of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature
 of American traditions and is actually the only museum outside the United States
 to showcase the decorative arts of America.

Claverton Manor 1820 - built of Bath stone in the neo-classical style - home
 of the museum since the 1950's.
Go HERE for more interesting history of how the museum came to be.

Posts later on the fabulous Kaffe Fassett quilt exhibition and the Folk Art Gallery.


  1. You are bringing back many memories for me! It's years since I took my mum to the American museum, and we found it so interesting.

  2. Gorgeous photos! I've been to Bath, but did not see any of this or even know this American Museum and Gardens were there!

  3. Amazing photos...everything is so green and full! Thank you for including the link as I could not imagine what this place was all about. Now I know!

  4. Every photos is gorgeous! I have never been to Bath although I have it on my list for my next trip to the UK. Thank you for sharing this magical spot!

  5. Mary, I'm thrilled! I just found your BEAUTIFUL blog through Castles, Crowns and Cottages. Is there a way I can subscribe to your blog via email?

    1. Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. I've added the gadget to FOLLOW my blog via-email - right hand column beneath Followers. Hope that will work and you will receive future posts in your incoming mail.
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  6. The lush greenery of the English countryside warms my heart. It hasn't been hot here and we had rain last week but everything is still drying up.

  7. Stunning, and so very green! I perused the Museum's website - what a marvelous place. I'd love to see their quilts and textile exhibits especially.

  8. I would love this museum soooooo much! The grounds alone are stunning! What thoughtful friends to take you here.


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