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

The Museum is open and will be offering a NEW family activity for the Summer Holidays.

Please note: we have made some amendments to our day-to-day family offer. More details can be found below. Families can still enjoy our Museum and Garden trails, and our Spitfire cockpit!

Summer Holidays 2021:

Operation Secret Garden: Put your spy skills to the test and join us for some code breaking fun!

Available all day on Museum open days between Saturday 10 July – Saturday 4 September 2021. Find out more here.

Explorer Kit Bags – temporarily removed

The kit bags include activities to make and do whilst exploring the museum, and each tells a different story of a Battle of Britain pilot or World War II WAAF. Each kit bag is different so friends and siblings can explore more than one story.

Family Trails – available without clipboard and a free pencil to keep

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 Cockpit available and cleaned between each use

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.