Following the end of lockdown on Wednesday 2nd December, Bentley Priory Museum will reopen on Friday 4th December. We look forward to welcoming you back!
As Headquarters Fighter Command, Bentley Priory played an incredibly important role in one of the most pivotal moments in modern world history, the Battle of Britain.
Now a Museum, visit Bentley Priory and discover how the Battle of Britain was won.
Explore and experience Bentley Priory Museum’s important Battle of Britain history through an Award Winning audio visual film which highlights the incredible leadership of ‘The One’ ACM Dowding, engaging displays telling the courageous stories of the ‘The Few’, the aircrew, and a recreation of the Filter Room, which highlights the importance of ‘The Many’, the people working within the ‘Dowding System’ – the technologically innovative first large-scale centralised air defence command and control system.
During your visit, you’ll also learn about Bentley Priory’s wider history, from its origins as a priory, to being the home of the 1st Marquess of Abercorn and the Royal residence of Queen Adelaide.
As a spectacularly restored Grade II* listed mansion house, Bentley Priory’s architecture is as inspiring as its history. Explore the role of renowned architect, Sir John Soane, on the development of Bentley Priory.
We recommend allowing 1.5-2.5 hours for your visit to Bentley Priory Museum.
Watch an introductory video to the Museum here: