Free drink and cookie by bike

How to get toAmerican Museum & Gardenscar-free

Visit American Museum & Gardens car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to reach American Museum & Gardens car-free. It’s at the University of Bath.

Bus U1 runs frequently from Dorchester Street, very near Bath Spa train station. The journey takes about 20 minutes. Hop off at The Avenue. It’s then a 10-15 minute stroll to American Museum and Gardens. Bus U2 and bus 20 leave from Rossiter Road, and bus 22 from Twerton area.

There are direct trains to Bath Spa train station from: Bristol Temple Meads (about 15 mins), Reading, Salisbury (both 55 mins), Cardiff (65 mins), Gloucester (70 mins), London (85 mins) and Portsmouth (2 hrs). When you travel by train, a Bath Spa PlusBus ticket offers unlimited travel around the city by bus.

There are frequent buses to Bath from around Bath, Bristol (55 mins) and Wells (100 mins).

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Visitors arriving by bike can get a voucher for a free hot drink and cookie at the Garden Café, when buying a normal entry ticket.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About American Museum & Gardens

The American Museum has collections of patchwork quilts, Shaker furniture, period rooms and heritage exhibitions, exploring the pre-1880s history and culture of the United States. Thirty acres of lovely gardens include a reconstruction of George Washington’s Mount Vernon garden and an arboretum.

For any queries about visiting contact American Museum & Gardens on 01225 460503 or

Address: American Museum & Gardens, Claverton Manor, Bath. BA2 7BD. Visit Website