Bentley Priory Museum

Opening Hours & Admission

Opening Hours

The Museum is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am – 4pm during October – February. Last admission is at 3pm. 

Between March – September, last admission changes to 4pm with the Museum closing at 5pm. The Museum will be closed from Sunday 17 December, re-opening Wednesday 17 January.  

Please note the museum is open to event ticket holders only on the following days:

  • Meet Father Christmas on Saturday 9 December 2023

  • Meet Father Christmas on Saturday 16 December 2023

Opening times are subject to change.


Pre-booking admission is not required.  Admissions are processed at the reception desk on arrival.

Coronavirus Safety

 Find out what measures we have put in place to keep you safe on your visit.

Admission Prices

Our admission tickets include the option of a 10% voluntary donation on single admission to enable the full admission price to be Gift Aided.

Annual Membership tickets are also available, giving visitors unlimited entry to the Museum and the Museum’s Café for 12 months*.

Annual Membership tickets can also be Gift Aided (without an additional 10% donation).

Single Admission (including optional 10% Gift Aid) Single Admission (without optional 10% Gift Aid) Annual Membership
Adult £8.80 £8.00 £28.00
(Over-60s/NUS Student/On Benefits)
£7.70 £7.00 £24.00
HM Forces £5.50 £5.00 £18.00
Child (6-16yrs) £4.40 £4.00 £15.00
Child (Aged 5 and under) Free Free Free
Museums Association Member £5.50 £5.00 £24.00
Joint Adult         £48.00
Joint Concession     £40.00

Admission is free for carers/companions.

We welcome access dogs, such as Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs but are not able to offer admission to other dogs. 

Gift Aid

Gift Aid enables registered charities to reclaim tax on donations made by a UK taxpayer.

Single Admission to the Museum now includes the voluntary donation of 10%, which enables tax to be reclaimed on the whole ticket price – that’s 25p on every £1.

Annual Membership to the Museum can also be Gift Aided (with no additional voluntary donation needed).

To Gift Aid Your Ticket

If you would like to Gift Aid your admission ticket, please say ‘Yes’ when you are asked at the Reception Desk.

By saying ‘YES’ when asked if you wish to make a Gift Aid donation when you visit, you will be making the following declaration:

‘I would like Bentley Priory Museum to treat my admission as a gift aid donation. I confirm that I have paid an amount of UK income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax the charity reclaims on my donation during the tax year.’