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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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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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Quintessentially English and eclectic

I didn't know what to expect from a museum that offered birds and cars but it turns out there is something for everyone here and delicious cake to boot. This is truly a family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Nicola F
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Just got back from an afternoon out here, unlike other places (national trust etc) that let you borrow a manual wheelchair, Bentley let's you borrow a powerful (10mph) mobility scooter so disabled visitors can access everywhere. This is excellent! The bird area is very interesting and the woodland is nice too. It's a lovely place to visit, and I'm incredibly... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

On the positive side the miniature railway is great but the playground (if you can call it that) was half broken and rest of it is poorly maintained and scruffy. £26 for a family is far too much considering you also have to pay to ride the train It's a shame as it has such potential. I asked about this... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I didn't know what to expect from a museum that offered birds and cars but it turns out there is something for everyone here and delicious cake to boot. This is truly a family place as the entry prices are inexpensive and the miniature railway is not so miniature and costs only a £1! Gardens are beautiful and if it... More 

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

Dear Nicola F, Thank you so much for your review. We try hard to keep Bentley's unusual qualities at the forefront of things, and a review like yours is very encouraging. We're working hard on the ornamental gardens at the moment and will be able to have the House open again by arrangement soon. We have some events coming up... More 

West Sussex
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice place for walking around with the wildfowl around and the house was good, train rides for the kids and old bikes/ cars to look at.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Love this place! The gardens are so pretty and peaceful. We come every year (at least once) our kids enjoy every minute and so do we. There is something for everyone. I already cannot wait until next time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Peaceful visit to the wonderful Bentley water fowl friends. There were healthy wooper swans vigorously protecting their cygnets at the entrance but they calmed down upon receiving some seeds we put down for them. Lovely countryside walk enhanced by many species of pretty ducks, geese, swans and other beauties. Including a fantastic set of peacocks, two boys and one girl.... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went to Bentley Wildfowl and Motor museum primarily to look at the cars but found the Wildfowl fascinating. The attraction is set in beautiful peaceful surroundings. We had a meal which was excellent and reasonably priced. Mobility scooters are available for the people less able to walk which I thought was a lovely touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Found out about Bentleys on the internet. We went to see the motor museum but found the birds very interesting.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable few hours at Bentley recently. The wildfowl park is very good indeed and has many differing birds, it's a pity that a lot of the explanation boards are empty leaving you guessing in places. The Motor Museum is small but well worth a look. There's acres of space for kids to run around, enough to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Many years ago i visited Bentley,it was superb lovely grounds ,interesting house,good museum,and very well maintained.I made a mistake of re visiting,The place is overpriced,the pathways are poorly maintained ,enclosures are scruffy,evidence of stagnant water,i thought that some of the habitats were dirty,lack of information on wildlife,The house is closed,The train looks like it is on its last legs,The cafe... More 

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

Dear Glen P, Thank you for your review. I think you may have visited bentley in the days when East Sussex County Council ran it as an attraction. The story surrounding the forced sale back to the Askew family is an interesting one, but we now try hard to maintain the Wildfowl and Motor Museum privately. Our website provides a... More 

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Additional Information about Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

Address: Halland, Lewes BN8 5AF, England
Phone Number: +44 1825 840573
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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