As Headquarters Fighter Command, Bentley Priory played an incredibly important role in one of the most pivotal moments in modern world history, the Battle of Britain.
Now a Museum, visit Bentley Priory and discover how the Battle of Britain was won.
As part of your visit, explore and experience Bentley Priory’s important Battle of Britain history through an Award Winning audio visual film, engaging displays of medals, paintings and artefacts and a recreation of its Filter Room, which highlights the impact of radar and the ‘Dowding System’, the world’s first large-scale centralised air defence command and control system.
During your visit, you’ll also learn about Bentley Priory’s wider history, from its origins as a priory, to being the home of the 1st Marquess of Abercorn and the Royal residence of Queen Adelaide. The Museum’s Georgian Ballroom, with a Battle of Britain September sky ceiling illustrates the rich layers of historical narratives to be explored throughout the Museum.
As a spectacularly restored Grade II* listed mansion house, Bentley Priory’s architecture is as inspiring as its history.
We recommend allowing 1.5-2.5 hours for your visit to Bentley Priory Museum.