Families

“The Pilot School has been fantastic! My children have thoroughly enjoyed the activities.”
Family visit, August 2018

February Half-Term 2022:

Awesome Art Competition: Be inspired by the themes of the RAF Photographic Award winners, or the aviation themed artwork on display around the Museum and submit your own drawing or photograph to our art competition.

Available between 11am – 3pm on our open days in February half-term, or submit a photo taken at the Museum in that week.

Explorer Kit Bags & Bunker Backpacks

Kitbags: Suitable for children aged 6+.
Explore the Museum with our Fighter Command Kitbags. 

Bunker Backpacks: Suitable for children aged 5 and under.
Explore shelter building and survival with your little one.

Kitbags and backpacks can be borrowed from Reception on arrival.
An adult’s ID card is requested as a deposit to check out a kitbag or backpack.

Family Trails

We have free family friendly trails available to support your exploration of Bentley Priory Museum.

They are available all year round from Reception on your arrival, or alternatively you can download them before you visit:

History Trail | Indoor Animal Trail | Garden Animal Trail | Botanical Bentley Trail.

Interactive Exhibits

Bring Bentley Priory’s RAF History to life with our interactive exhibits – take a seat in a life-size, replica Spitfire cockpit and try your hand at aircraft recognition as a member of the Observer Corps.

Historical Costumes – temporarily removed

Explore Bentley Priory’s history and residents over time by trying on some beautiful hand-made costumes.

Family Facilities

Baby change facilities are available in the ladies and the unisex accessible toilets situated near the café.

Our friendly café offers a selection of child-friendly food and staff are happy to warm bottles or baby food. Breastfeeding is welcome throughout the Museum. Highchairs are available.

The Museum is fully pushchair accessible.

Family Tickets

Admission for children aged 5 and under is free.

A combination of family tickets and annual memberships for families with 1 or 2 adults and up to 3 children are available. See Admission Charges for more information.