Located in a Grade II* listed mansion house, which was Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, Bentley Priory Museum offers a unique and inspiring learning environment for young people.

Our bespoke school sessions will enhance your students learning about World War II and the Battle of Britain and support your students to develop important historical enquiry skills. Local history sessions are also available for Key Stage 2.

Booking Your Visit

School visits can be booked from just £4 per student for a full day’s facilitation.

All school visits must be booked in advance. To discuss booking a visit, please contact our Learning Officer, Francesca Piacentini, on 020 3837 6825, or by email:

Essential Information

School visits can be booked on any weekday.  As the Museum is not open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursday, exclusive access can be arranged on these days for school parties of 25 and above. Please note, the Museum café will not available on days when the Museum is not open to the public.

Prior to your visit, you will receive an information pack including suggested pre- and post- visit classroom activities, a timetable for the day and further information about your visit. Please use this information to brief all group leaders ahead of your visit.

The visit includes a 10-minute film in the Museum galleries which features flashing lights and strobing effects. When booking, please alert us to any student or adult with a medical condition who may be affected or unsettled by this.

Select Your Key Stage

  • EYFS & Key Stage 1 (coming soon)
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3 & CCF
  • Key Stage 4 (coming soon)
  • Home Educators
  • SEN Groups: We would be happy to put together a bespoke session to suit your students’ needs. Please contact our Learning Officer directly to discuss this further.