BRICK AMERICA EXHIBITION
At The American Museum, Claverton, Bath
Runs from 22 July to 31 December 2023
• A super-fun, creative exhibition in Bath
• Explore the USA with LEGO bricks
• With over 40 incredible brick models
• Includes interactive build stations for visitors to create and play with LEGO
• Created by LEGO artist Warren Elsmore and sponsored by NFU Mutual
Coming soon to Bath – Brick America: An Adventure in LEGO® Bricks – an off-the-scale, super-fun, family exhibition, celebrating favourite icons from across the USA and inviting everyone to build and play. Visitors will discover famous buildings, cityscapes and vehicles, plus models inspired by movies, history, NASA, iconic people and much more, with many models and mosaics built specially for the American Museum & Gardens by LEGO artist Warren Elsmore and his team.
But the awesome adventure doesn’t stop there! Brick America will include exciting build stations and a chance for visitor creations to be a part of the Brick America Hall of Fame gallery. There will be a LEGO bricks graffiti wall and activities to download to take home. From little builders to serious LEGO experts, everyone is sure to love Brick America.
The exhibition is launching on 22 July with a 3-day, Big Build event, when visitors are invited to work alongside Warren to create a giant model of the Hollywood Sign, in celebration of its 100th anniversary this year. The Big Build event will be run 10.30am–4.30pm on 22nd, 23rd, 24th July and will be a dropin activity (no need to pre-book a slot). Visitors will create a large LEGO brick out of smaller bricks and Warren’s team will then assemble them to create the sign.
In addition to the main models created by Warren Elsmore, an exciting LEGO model of the Museum’s home, Claverton Manor, built by Bath-based amateur LEGO builder, Richard Hopkins (member of the GertLUG Group), will be on display. The model has taken Richard over 6 months to make and is incredibly accurate. Another fantastic feature of the exhibition will be a LEGO Community Quilt. Celebrating both our acclaimed Textile Collection and the Museum’s community, staff and volunteers will be contributing a decorative LEGO design to make a brick pattern for a special display.
Exhibition models include:
• Lego mosaics of Barack Obama, Serena Williams, Andy Warhol, Dolly Parton and Mickey Mouse
• Skylines or buildings from Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco and Monument Valley
• Historical models, such as the Boston Tea Party and the Underground Railroad
• The Home Alone House and 123 Sesame Street
• NASA rocket and shuttle
• American food, including a hot dog, burger, cheesecake and pretzel
• Iconic vehicles, for example a 1950s pick-up truck and Ford Mustang
Dates and Opening Hours: The Brick America: An Adventure in LEGO Bricks exhibition is open to the public:
22 July to 31 December 2023 Tuesday to Sunday, 10am–5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Note: permanent museum galleries (located in the Manor House) hours are 11am–4pm (last entry 3pm)
Tickets: Tickets will be available from the Ticket Office on arrival at the Museum Adult: £15.50* | Child: £9.00* | Child under 5: Free | Family: £39.50* | Members: Free
*Ticket price includes a voluntary donation Ticket price includes full site entry – gardens, Manor House, Exhibition Gallery, weekend craft activities and children’s play area
Group Visits: We welcome group visits to the American Museum & Gardens with discounted admission available for groups of 10 people or more – enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM & GARDENS
On the outskirts of town, find the best day out in Bath with breathtaking views, fascinating museum collections, stunning gardens, gallery shop, children’s play area and new Deli café. The Museum’s home is a Grade I listed Georgian estate with gardens designed by famous US landscape architects Oehme van Sweden, an arboretum and sweeping parkland. Located in the Cotswolds AONB, there are spectacular views across the Limpley Stoke valley. Visit the Museum, which features American arts and heritage, and experience special exhibitions in the Gallery, as well as a seasonal programme of exciting events, including talks, family fun, wellbeing mornings, outdoor theatre, live music and much more.
AMERICAN MUSEUM & GARDENS
The American Museum & Gardens, Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD