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Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

Halland, Lewes BN8 5AF, England
+44 1825 840573
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Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum Attractions include: Wildfowl collection of birds representing around 140 species from around the world. Motor... more » Owner description: Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum Attractions include: Wildfowl collection of birds representing around 140 species from around the world. Motor Museum with a variety of vintage, classic and collectable cars Tearooms (under new management) Miniature Railway Events « less
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable, three days out in one! Especially enjoyed looking at all the cars, very interesting conversation with the chap on duty. Lovely cakes in the tea room. Only regret, we should have bought some bird seed! The birds all come running and it would have been fun to feed them! Excellent day, great value for money! Don't forget your... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Meandering our way back through the back roads & lanes of the beautiful Sussex country side on our way to Brighton when we came across the sign post for Bentley. It was the motor museum that was of interest. Silly me, I presumed it was going to be a display of Bentley motor cars. How wrong was I! While, yes,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Bentley as we had heard good things. However we left feeling really disappointed. The gardens we appalling lots of dying flowers and plants. The hedges were unkempt and scruffy. We tried to look around the house but this was closed and only opened Wednesday through to Sunday. We checked the site before leaving and it didn't tell... More

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Brighton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have visited Bentley's over the past 20 years but have haven't been for around 2 years and was shocked by everything I saw. Nothing is being maintained, the gardens use to look lovely but now look tired as do the ponds and wildfowl area, which are in a very poor unkept state. The children's playground isn't being maintained to... More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We try to answer as many as possible I'm sorry that your review didn't include the areas of Bentley which others seem to enjoy so much. Our small team is always trying to attend to areas that need maintenance and the the children's play area is certainly one of them. The gardens are also undergoing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our grandson loves formula 1 racing. He was excited to see the Benetton Ford on display.The docent on duty was very kind to him.She made our day.We had lunch in the tea room. The staff there was also top notch. The wild fowl park could use a bit more TLC as could the gardens. However all in all it was... More

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I visited Bentley for the first time recently on a lovely summer's day, and really enjoyed it. We found it good value for access to the wildfowl,woods,motor museum and house. It has A relaxed almost old fashioned family atmosphere, we had lunch in the cafe which was very good, and we could have sat outside in the... More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments re Bentley. Our team here are trying very hard and we hope that we shall be able to make improvements; particularly to the playground. We are making plans for 2015 which will retain the charm and simplicity of Bentley while trying to provide an interesting day out at a relatively low cost.. More

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our visit was arranged by the members of a club we belong to. The weather was very pleasant for walking round the bird enclosures. The grounds were very tidy. The free loan of a motorised buggy for a disabled friend was very much appreciated. Whilst the walking areas were flat, it did help over some of the more uneven surfaces.... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited Bentley Wildfowl in the 1st week in august, its such a shame that this whole area of the wildfowl park and the gardens have been neglected to such a point that I would not recommend to anybody, all the ponds seem to be in need of updating and cleaning, the seating all around the ponds were in need... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I visited Bentley with my Husband and 2 children, aged 4 and 8 years. We felt that the entry costs were very reasonable for the amount that there is to see. For just £1 extra per person you can ride on the lovely miniature railway which has stations throughout the park so you can hop on and off or do... More

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crawley
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After looking at their website I thought this would be a great day out for my little girl (nearly 3) however it was not as good as they made out. There were hundreds of ducks however they seemed disinterested in the feed we purchased on arrival. My daughter just ended up throwing seeds at nothing! The adventure park is not... More

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