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Spring highlights at the American Museum & Gardens

The American Museum & Gardens has reopened for spring with an exciting new season of exhibitions and events. 

America In Crisis, the major photography exhibition in partnership with Saatchi Gallery, is the first and only showing of the exhibition outside of London. With a captivating collection of images from 39 leading American photographers, America In Crisis captures pivotal times in the US through the lens of a diverse group of artists from the 1960s till today. Experience events close-up and get involved with the interactive displays. 


The brand-new American Garden Deli opens with new menus, a sun-soaked terrace and incredible valley views. Try favourite American deli sandwiches, such as The Reuben, Vegan Club, or bagels, as well as classic American salads, slaws and tartlets, and hot dishes including Country-fried Chicken and Mac 'n' Cheese; plus cakes, cookies, knickerbockers, banana splits and shakes, and a range of hot and cold drinks.

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Daffodil month begins, with waves of 60,000 daffodils in bloom in April across our contemporary and historic gardens in a spectacular display unique to Bath.

The children’s natural play area is ready for action, with climb-and-slide fun and the eagle’s nest viewpoint. Enjoy spring valley walks and spot the lambs in the parkland.


Events in April:

Easter Eggcitement - 1–16 April

Join us throughout the school holidays for an outdoor trail full of eggcitement!


Hunt for our creative and colourful egg installations throughout the gardens and answer the simple quiz question at each egg station to complete the fun trail with a chocolate treat at the end. The trail is an additional £3.

Garden Sculpture Trail  - 19 April - 31 May

A new, seasonal Garden Sculpture Trail is with us for six weeks, featuring 40 unique sculptures from British artists and designers. All the sculptures are abstract, and many of the pieces are either unique or limited-edition. The range contains a wide variety of materials, broadly categorised under Stone, Metal and Glass, including stainless steel, bronze resin, stone resin, sandstone, leaded glass, ceramic, granite, and more. The collection has been curated by Andrew Illingworth at Five Two.

Beginner Digital Photography Workshop - 26 April (10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm)

Join Helena M Photography at the American Museum & Gardens for a beginner’s digital photography workshop. We will start the day by looking around the America in Crisis photography exhibition to help initiate a discussion about the photographic medium. We will then discuss the work over a warm drink and a cookie and go through the basics of how to take a powerful digital image. Helena will run through the fundamentals of digital photography covering composition, framing, point of view, tone and lighting. We will specifically look at techniques such as aperture, shutter speed & ISO.


All American BBQs - 30 April

New this year! Join our family friendly, American BBQs on the sun-soaked terrace, with delicious meat and veggie options, classic American slaws and salads, shakes or sundaes and a range of drinks – created by the new American Garden Deli.


Visit American Museum & Gardens for information about opening times, admission, exhibitions and events.


American Museum & Gardens
Claverton Manor, Bath

Tel: 01225 460503

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