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March Highlights at the American Museum & Gardens

The American Museum & Gardens reopens for spring 2023 on Saturday 11 March for 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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America In Crisis Lee Square, Richmond, Virginia, 2020 Courtesy of Sasha Wolf Projects © K

Daffodil month begins, with waves of 60,000 daffodils in bloom between March and 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 March:

Sunday 19 March – Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Museum and treat your loved ones to a full day out. Enjoy a wonderful walk in our springtime gardens with thousands of daffodils in bloom and spectacular valley views, and choose the special Mother’s Day menu in the new American Garden Deli, with an optional glass of Prosecco. 


Monday 20 March – Yoga & Wellbeing Morning

This seasonal workshop gives both newcomers to yoga and experienced yogis the opportunity to learn more about what yoga is and then put it to work in a series of practices. Exploring Yoga is led by Neil, a yoga teacher and fitness professional from YMCA Bath Health & Wellbeing. Your morning will include two yoga sessions, guided meditation and a healthy brunch.

Tuesday 21 March – Brilliant Beasties

A wonderful hour of fun and creativity for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers. You are invited to sing songs, listen to stories, share rhymes and get crafty, while learning about ‘Brilliant Beasties’, our lovely animal friends.


Tuesday 21 March – The Claridge Lecture with Professor Sarah Churchwell

Famous journalist and American author, Professor Sarah Churchwell, will be giving the Claridge Lecture connected to the new photography exhibition America in Crisis. Sarah was longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2021.


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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