The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. 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.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Main Museum Collectionexhibition galleryTicket OfficeExhibition Gallery toiletsexhibition gallery shopCountry StoreThe CafeNew American Garden Mount Vernon Garden
There is level access from the car park to:Picnic area
Access with steps
There are steps from the main entrance to:Cafe toilets
Travel by public transport
Travel by taxi
We have a transport service, to take visitors from the car park to the main entrance. We have a golf buggy which can transport visitors from the car park to main entrance and on to the cafe and exhibition gallery.Visitors need to telephone in advance to book this service
We have a golf buggy which can transport visitors from the car park to main entrance and on to cafe and exhibition gallery.
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Manor House lift
Stables platform lift
Ticket/ information desk
Things to See and Do
Main Museum Collection
The toilets by the cafe do have a step to get into them.
Exhibition Gallery toilets
exhibition gallery shop
Getting around outside
New American Garden
We have a tramper vehicle as part of the Countryside mobility scheme which can be hired by visiotrs to enjoy more of the grounds.
Mount Vernon Garden
The level access route into the Mount Vernon Garden is via a grassed/ woodchip path from the rear of the Cafe. It maybe inaccessable after heavy rain due to waterlogging.
There are 20 stone steps down into Mount Vernon Garden from the New American Garden.
Customer care support
We can provide 3 manual wheelchairs. Walking sticks and umbrellas are available from the Ticket Office and museum reception.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support
We have some infomation in large print