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Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

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Address: Halland, Lewes BN8 5AF, England
Phone Number: +44 1825 840573
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum Attractions include: Wildfowl...
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
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Lovely Afternoon - shame about the miserable curator

Easter Monday turned out to be a lovely afternoon, so what better than a countryside trip to an interesting venue. This is a great rural attraction with lots to see and do for all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
suncalv
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Sussex, UK
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It was our own fault , but we stupidly misread the name of the museum and thought that the car museum was going to be full of Bentley's which was what reallly drew our husbands there, turns out it is the family name and they were a little dissapointed, having no real interest in wildfowl,only cars. They did visit the... More 

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

Dear Tracey M368, Thank you for your review of "Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum". It's a slight problem for us but we did make sure we didn't call the attraction Bentley Motor Museum & Wildfowl Reserve. We are a small part of the Bentley Estate and our site was originally Bentley Farmhouse. We put the Wildfowl first but we have... More 

Sussex, UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Easter Monday turned out to be a lovely afternoon, so what better than a countryside trip to an interesting venue. This is a great rural attraction with lots to see and do for all tastes ! The motor museum is large and hs a comprehensive an interesting selection of cars through the ages - even some vintage motorcycles ! The... More 

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

Dear Suncalv, Thank you for reviewing with Tripadvisor. I was shocked by your comments and took immediate action to check with my staff who was on duty and whether other staff had been notified by you. They had not. Having investigated this thoroughly, it appears that your report is very inaccurate. As your report complies Tripadvisor review policy, I am... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were a party of four adults, (two being teenagers), who visited on a rather cold and dreary day. However, we still enjoyed our visit. The admission price of £7 each was very reasonable. All of us found the motor museum very interesting, there were some really beautiful old vehicles on display and the member of staff there was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Super day out as usual with my 10 year old and 6 year old! We've been going for years and love the place! Bently has something for all ages! I would also recommend the cafe, lovely food and reasonably prices. The staff at the cafe are lovely and friendly too and make you feel very welcome! :) thank you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We look forward to our visit to Bentley where there are a variety of attractions, and a good stable cafe run by a very nice family. There is a great Motor Museum where they have some unique and wonderful vehicles from by gone days. There are electric scooters available for the less able that are a great help when going... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourself at Bentley and always welcome feedback. It's early in the year, and there is much to do so we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Hastings, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The name itself is off putting and I'm sure they would attract more people if they rebranded to something like Bentley Bird World or Bird Safari. The birds are beautiful, so many varieties and in lovely settings. Lovely ducks and flamingos and swans and geese. They have lots of space and freedom to move around and look very healthy (though... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed part of your trip but sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the tearoom/cafe. It's always difficult having to open for the half-term break and we may have been a little unprepared. Repairs and maintenance is ongoing until we open late March and the borders and paintwork is being... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

If you love ducks and geese you'll love Bentley. We had a fantastic day walking around the grounds. The birds have plenty of natural space, water and shade. The restaurant did excellent homemade burgers and a good spicy lamb curry (they were also able to adapt meals to suit our kids) The car museum was interesting and a very enthusiastic... More 

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have visited here several times with a mixture of ages. Always been a happy day out. Fabulous cars, lovely house and great grounds with an interesting mis of wildfowl.

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Chailey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We enjoyed a sunny Sunday here yesterday and I have to say, I was surprised by Bentley. It was our first visit and we will be back again. I didnt think wildfowl would be so interesting, but they were beautiful and it was lovely to just wander around in the sunshine. PLEASE NOTE: The house is closed during the winter,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted that the tearoom staff were so helpful, and that you had an enjoyable day. In autumn and winter we do have our hands full with maintenance and groundwork, but we pride ourselves on a certain 'understated charm'. We will revive the website in December/January to provide a little bit more information... More 

England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a lovely day yesterday at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum. It was great to wander through the wildfowl reserve and feed the ducks and geese; one of the peacocks even displayed for us! The motor museum is always a hit with my little boy! The star of our day yesterday though was one of the best roast dinners... More 

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