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.
Watch an introductory video to the Museum here:
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.