american museum bath

The only museum outside of the US to be solely devoted to the history of the American people, this is one of my favourite UK museums. It has acres of gorgeous grounds, a delicious cafe, a wonderful ye olde General Store and a host of fascinating exhibits that take me right back to my days of wandering the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In the basement, you can get a basic understanding of modern American history, and then upstairs you are treated to several reconstructed rooms from historic American houses, as well as magnificent textile, furniture, art and china collections. No trip to Bath should be complete without a visit to this remarkably beautiful place; there really is no excuse, as the museum even lays on a shuttle bus from the centre of the city, giving you a chance to sight-see for free, too. What’s not to love?! – Rachel