Travelling by train to the American Museum is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the American Museum is Bath Spa, which is served by GWR services throughout the day. It's 33 minutes to the American Museum on foot. Bath Spa station is a short stroll away from the U1 bus stop, from which you can take the bus to Bath University. Alight at The Avenue, just inside the University entrance and have a nice 15-minute downhill walk to the museum.

The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twenty-first century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts and extensive gardens, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions.

Visit the American Museum website for opening information.

Image: © R. Bernstein

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are sold at the following times only: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00 and Sun 09:30 - 18:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 20:30
Saturday 06:00 - 20:30
Sunday 07:45 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance. The station is manned until 01:50 so assistance can be booked after the ticket office closes at 20:30. However, assistance cannot be guaranteed after this time.
Customer Service notes

Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces359
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£431.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces179
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
At rear and side of station
Cycle storage notes<p>Cyclists requiring access with their cycles to the platforms are requested to use the appropriate ramp from outside the station. There are no lifts available and cycles are not be carried up and the stairs.</p> <p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to all platforms.

Passengers are advised that the westbound platform has a severe step between the train and the platform from the front 3 train carriages.


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Departures and arrivals from Bath Spa

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:13Scheduled
to Swindon (Wilts)Great Western Railway21:13On time
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway21:33Scheduled
to Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway21:392On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway21:45On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway21:25On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway21:26On time
from Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway21:32Scheduled
from Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway21:372On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway21:40On time

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