Museum Re-Opening Information

Welcoming back to Bentley Priory Museum!


Please book your visit in advance here.

Please note: For the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we will be continuing to ask all visitors aged 12 and over to wear a face mask whilst indoors in the Museum beyond 19 July, unless exempt.

Please check our website for updates about increased open days.

Our utmost priority is to keep you safe while you explore our fascinating galleries.

We have introduced a number of safety measures so that you can relax and enjoy your visit with us:

  • Advance booking is now required for all visitors including Annual Members. Book online here.
  • Reduced capacity to enable physical distancing
  • Staff will be wearing masks and there will be screens at Reception & Cafe counters and hand sanitiser throughout the Museum
  • Cashless payment system – contactless payment is recommended
  • One way systems through the Museum

What We Ask Of You

To help keep everyone safe during the Coronavirus pandemic we kindly ask you to:

  • Wear a face mask when inside the Museum, unless exempt
  • Use hand sanitiser when entering the Museum and before touching exhibits
  • Allow space between you and other visitors who are not part of your group
  • Follow the recommended route around the Museum
  • Use your own head-phones for the audio guide

Cafe & Shop

Our Cafe and Shop will be open for business.

Please note that we will be operating a reduced service in the Cafe. A selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, soup, cakes and packaged snacks will be available to purchase and consume on the Museum outdoor terrace overlooking the beautiful Italian Gardens.