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DateVisit
05 December 2017The American Museum in Britain and Bath Christmas Market - BOOKING OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017 - Details of this visit see below.
11 October 2017The Foundling Museum and Hogarth House - Booking September 2017
04 July 2017Rodmarton and Owlpen Manor Houses and their Gardens Tuesday 4 July 2017 - BOOKING MAY & JUNE (See synopsis of the visit below)
14 June 2017Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Mary Rose Museum Wednesday 14 June 2017 - BOOKING APRIL & MAY (please read synopsis of this visit below)
25 May 2017Drapers Hall and Tate Britain - David Hockney Exhibition Thursday 25 May 2017 - BOOKING MARCH & APRIL
06 April 2017British Art at Home - Charleston & Farley Farm House Thursday 6 April 2017 - BOOKING FEBRUARY & MARCH (please see a synopsis of the visit below)
09 March 2017Shakespeare's Globe and Tate Modern Thursday 9 March 2017 - BOOKING NOVEMBER AND JANUARY (please read synopsis of the visit below)
06 December 2016National Gallery - Beyond Caravaggio Tuesday 6 December 2016 - BOOKING OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER (please read synopsis of the visit below)
03 October 201630th Anniversary Visit to Winchester Cathedral with Sung Evensong and Supper - Monday 3 October 2016
08 July 2016The Wallace Collection
09 June 2016 Tour of Bath with Jane Tapley
05 May 2016 Hughenden Manor & Chenies Manor (Politicians and Royalty)
13 April 2016Eltham Palace and Ranger's House: write up of the GADFAS visit on 13 April 2016.
15 March 2016The World of Wedgwood
01 December 2015Goya, The Portraits at the National Gallery
09 November 2015House of Lords with Lord Bradshaw
25 September 2015 Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire
09 July 2015Lacock Abbey and Bowood House
02 June 2015Kenwood and Hampstead Village: Guided Walk with Andrew Davies
13 April 2015Museum of the Order of St John and St Bartholomew the Great
18 March 2015Guildhall Art Gallery and Bank of England Museum
27 February 2015Imperial War Museum: WW1 Galleries and Art Exhibition
04 December 2014V&A Museum - Constable Exhibition: The Making of a Master
07 October 2014London Olympic Park

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The American Museum in Britain and Bath Christmas Market - BOOKING OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017 - Details of this visit see below.
Tuesday 05 December 2017

The American Museum in Britain opened to the public in 1961 - the achievement of four colleagues: Dr Pratt (an American psychiatrist and collector) , John Judkyn (a British born antiques dealer), Nick Bell Knight (a furniture restorer employed at Judkyn's business in Britain) and Ian McCallum, the Museum's first Director - a transatlantic alliance.  Collecting for the Museum began in 1958, each piece testifying to the artistry of Americans and how these people lived in the past.  Panelling and floors were shipped over to Britain, enabling period roms from demolished buildings in America to be reconstructed within the spacious interiors of Claverton Manor.

Many decades on, the American Museum in Britain remains the only Museum outside the United States to showcase the decorative arts of America.  It takes you on a journey through the history of America from its early settlers to the C20th.  With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American tradition.  The only Museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

The Bath Christmas Market is one of the most popular events in the UK with more than 170 beautifully decorated wooden chalets in the heart of Bath's World Heritage Site.