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July 2017

Dowding and WWI: The Making of a Commander

14 July - 22 November

Temporary Exhibition Gallery Explore the WWI experiences of Royal Flying Corps pilot Hugh Dowding, and how his experiences shaped his convictions and leadership as Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940 – based at RAF Bentley Priory, Stanmore. This exhibition has been co-curated by volunteers and has been generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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September 2017

Open Heritage Day Tour

7 September at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

* PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED * This year we are offering we're offering 4 themed tours of the Museum. Thursday 7th, 3-4pm - Bentley Priory: From Where The Battle of Britain Was Won. This tour explores Bentley Priory’s pivotal role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. Please note: These tours are offered free. Those attending the tour will be granted free Museum admission from 2.30pm, but usual Museum rates apply on admission before…

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Open Heritage Day Tour

8 September at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

* PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED * This year we are offering we're offering 4 themed tours of the Museum. Friday 8th September, 3-4pm – Dowding and WWI: The Making of a Commander.   This tour is in conjunction with a temporary exhibition which explores how ACM Sir Hugh Dowding’s experiences as a WWI pilot shaped his convictions and leadership as Commander-in-Chief during the Battle of Britain. Please note: These tours are offered free. Those attending the…

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Open Heritage Day Tour

9 September at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Entrance Hall to Bentley Priory Museum, with its intricate ceiling and stain-glass windows

* PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED * This year we are offering we’re offering 4 themed tours of the Museum. Saturday 9th, 3-4pm - Bentley Priory: The Evolution of an Historic House. This tour explores the 250 year old history of the beautiful Mansion House, from family home to royal residence and exclusive hotel. Please note: These tours are offered free. Those attending the tour will be granted free Museum admission from 2.30pm, but usual Museum rates…

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Sunday Opening in September

10 September at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We will be open on Sundays throughout September 2017. September is traditionally the month in which the Battle of Britain is commemorated. To mark this, we will be open every Sunday in September 2017. Standard opening hours and admission charges apply.

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Open Heritage Day Tour

10 September at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

* PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED * This year we are offering we're offering 4 themed tours of the Museum. Sunday 10th, 3-4pm: Bentley Priory: From Where The Battle of Britain Was Won. This tour explores Bentley Priory’s pivotal role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. Please note: These tours are offered free. Those attending the tour will be granted free Museum admission from 2.30pm, but usual Museum rates apply on admission before 2:30pm.…

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Battle of Britain Commemorative Day

16 September at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual commemorative Battle of Britain Day on Saturday 16th September, 2017. There will be 1940s themed entertainment and activities for all the family, including: - Battle of Britain Memorial Trust fly past* - Family Activities - Outdoor Games* - Live 1940s Music - 'Pop up' Talks - Radar Historical Display - Royal Observer Corps Historical Display - Dowding & WWI Exhibition *Weather permitting All tickets must be booked in advance.  Special reduced prices for the Commemorative…

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Sunday Opening in September

17 September at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We will be open on Sundays throughout September 2017. September is traditionally the month in which the Battle of Britain is commemorated. To mark this, we will be open every Sunday in September 2017. Standard opening hours and admission charges apply.

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Friday Morning Talks: ‘One of The Few: Ted ‘Shippy’ Shipman’

22 September at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for another Friday morning talk, when we discover how Ted 'Shippy' Shipman, a farmer's boy, learned to fly with his savings and became a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. By John Shipman Included in Museum admission, or £3 donation. Booking not required, simply come along on the day.

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Sunday Opening in September

24 September at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We will be open on Sundays throughout September 2017. September is traditionally the month in which the Battle of Britain is commemorated. To mark this, we will be open every Sunday in September 2017. Standard opening hours and admission charges apply.

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