Built in 1820, Claverton Manor has housed the American Museum for over 50 years. 18 period rooms document the development of American decorative arts from the 1680s to the 1860s. Among the items on display are examples of folk and Native American art, and an extensive collection of quilts. Over 200 quilts are on display, with pieces of traditional Shaker furniture, Native American art, and old maps of the New World. Claverton Manor,
England, BA2 7BD
The world's largest collection of Bakelite and vintage plastic items is housed in a historic 18th-century mill. From bicycles to radios, cooking utensils to toys, the museum features a remarkable collection of nostalgic Bakelite items. Orchard Mill, Bridge Street Williton,
England, TA4 4NS
The museum traces the history of the postal service, including a recreation of a 19th-century post office. The museum not only traces the history of the post within Britain but looks at postal systems in ancient societies.
Beckford's Tower is a striking neo-classical monument designed for William Beckford, a writer, collector, and patron of the arts. In 1825 Beckford called in architect Henry Goodridge to design a 120-foot high tower to house his collection of rare books and art, and to act as a writing retreat. Lansdown Road,
England, BA1 9BH
A fascinating museum of costume through the ages, from the 16th century through the present day. If it has anything to do with the history of fashion, you will find it here! The Fashion Museum was founded by Doris Langley Moore, who donated her personal collection to the City of Bath in 1963. Originally known as the Museum of Costume, the Fashion Museum became the Fashion Museum in 2007 and is now three times its original size.
The well-preserved Glastonbury Tribunal is thought to have been a 15th-century merchant's house and a residence for one of Glastonbury Abbey's officials. 9 High Street,
England, BA6 9DP
The Haynes Motor Museum offers the largest collection of historic cars in Britain, featuring over 340 international vehicles dating back to 1886. There are eleven large halls of automobiles, with vehicles as diverse as a 1900 Clement, 1931 Duesenberg, and classic British motorcycles. Sparkford,
England, BA22 7LH
It's impossible not to notice that Bath is a marvellous city for museums. This one is a treasure house of items from the collection of Sir William Holburne, including silver, Old Masters, Italian bronzes, porcelain, majolica, miniatures, and much more. Great Pulteney Street,
England, BA2 4DB
The Jane Austen Centre is located on Gay Street, Queen's Square, only a short distance from the house where Austen lived briefly in 1805. The novelist was resident in Bath between 1801 and 1806, and the city features prominently in several of her works. 40 Gay Street, Queen Square Bath,
England, BA1 2NT
A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.
This king led his troops at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, the last English king to lead his men in battle
It has managed to preserve many historic features of the town, such as the round house, horsepond and many other local buildings, dating back to the 16th century. The hotel is owned and managed by Daniel Patrick along with family and staff. Our aim is to provide our guests with … more >>
Built in the 1400s The George and Pilgrim is the oldest purpose-built pub in the South West of England. Situated in the heart of Glastonbury it is steeped in history and old folk law. The building has a paneled stone frontage mullion windows and old oak beams. All 14 … more >>