• Photograph of the back of Bentley Priory and the beautiful gardens, including the fountain

    Bentley Priory and the Battle of Britain

    As Headquarters Fighter Command, Bentley Priory played a pivotal role during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Discover how the Battle of Britain was won.

Welcome to Bentley Priory Museum

Bentley Priory Museum tells the fascinating story of the beautiful Grade II* listed country house, focusing on its role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.

Explore the important stories of  ‘The One’– Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, ‘The Few’ who took to the air to defend our skies and ‘The Many’ without whose tireless work on the ground victory would not have been possible and discover how technology, leadership and courage forged victory allowing Britain’s darkest hour to also be her Finest Hour.