The Formal Italian Gardens and back of the Mansion House

Photography & Filming

Bentley Priory Museum resides within a Grade II* listed Mansion House, with beautiful formal Italian gardens at the back of the house.

The house dates back to the early eighteenth century, and was extended in the late 1780s through the vision of  architect Sir John Soane, whose work at Bentley Priory includes The Rotunda with its fabulous ceiling.

Battle of Britain aircrew artefacts, medals and portraits on display within The Rotunda

Unique features of Bentley Priory Museum include a recreation of the Filter Room at RAF Bentley Priory, as it was in the late 1930s. The Filter Room was moved to a Bunker on-site just before the Battle of Britain commenced.

Recreated Filter Room at the Museum, showing a map of England's coastline and the range of radar technology

Interior filming and photography will usually need to take place outside the Museum’s opening days and hours.

If you are interested in filming or a photoshoot at the Bentley Priory Museum please contact us on 020 8950 5526 or

Please note that the bunker – which housed the Filter Room and Operations Room at Bentley Priory during the Battle of Britain – was replaced by a cold war bunker in the 1980s and was filled in during building work in recent years. The bunker is therefore not accessible for filming or photography.