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Address: Harveys Lane, Lewes BN8 5AF, England
Phone Number: +44 1825 840573
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum

Attractions include:

Wildfowl collection of...

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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Great place to visit

Amazing array of different birds & vintage cars, a large venue so could be a day out with picnic or eat at the rather nicely old fashioned cafe.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 29, 2016
Fenton M
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Lewes, United Kingdom

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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 30 minutes early as I forgot about the hour difference in time:) but a very friendly Lady that worked n the entry office kindly advised us that she was just going to open when I was approached by a pompous man (the owner I assume) with a Labrador that accused me of going too fast up his Private... More 

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

Thank you for your review. As the manager, it's perfectly reasonable in the half term break to ensure that the Slow Please signs are noticed. The car may have mislead me, but I was also surprised because we were not open. Pompous no. Reasonably polite? Yes. Silver Spoon fund? Certainly not. I work at Bentley rather than own it. Our... More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We spent a super Autumn day here at the weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the car and motorbike exhibition ...lingering a while as we reminisced over vehicles we knew over the years. Great photos 😀 We then took the little steam train to the wild fowl area. The smell of the steam is such a treat. We ambled around the wild... More 

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1 Thank ka h
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Both the motor museum and wildfowl area, although not over-sized, are well worth the visit. The motor museum houses a variety of cars and if you are fortunate enough to encounter Gordon (the resident mechanic) he will give you an interesting insight into the history of each car. Thank you, Gordon, it was nice to have met you! We were... More 

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1 Thank Basil119
Leicestershire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

When entering there is a great shop where you buy your entrance ticket. There is then an area where there is a tea shop, motor museum, and the gravel walkway to the side of the house. Unfortunately this was closed, but we peered through the windows and it look extremely interesting inside. The gravel path takes you round several small... More 

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Thank Raffiella11
Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We visited in the after visiting the British Wildlife Centre which I have also reviewed and stayed for an hour or two. It did not take too long to walk around the museum which is not too large, but has a good selection of cars, motorbikes, petrol signs and petrol pumps. The house is not open to the public. Had... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Amazing array of different birds & vintage cars, a large venue so could be a day out with picnic or eat at the rather nicely old fashioned cafe.

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Thank Fenton M
Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We had a lovely afternoon at Bentley with the children and grandchildren....it was a warm but overcast day and there were not many people there for a Sunday. We went on the little train which the young ones loved and walked all around looking at the birds. There was a lovely friendly lady in the shop. We didnt do the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Wonderful day out for all the family. If you like both cars and birds you're in for a real treat. Not only this, but they have a miniature railway, which was such a lot of fun!

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Thank Caroline H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I took my young Grandson to Bentley Wildfowl Park last week and were very disappointed at the run down state of the park, the low level safety fencing was lacking in lots of the areas by lakes,description of the bird signs were missing or illegible, and there was only about 3 other visitors in the park. We... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We have just had a really lovely afternoon at Bentley. We were greeted by a very friendly lady in the shop who made us welcome and told us about the recent changes with the wildfowl areas. We had lunch in the cafe (all day breakfast) that was absolutely delicious and served once again by happy helpful staff. The birds are... More 

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