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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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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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Interesting museum with a super miniature railway

Took my youngest grandson aged 4.5 yrs for a day out , he thought it was fantastic especially when the lady curator let him sit in the Brabham F1 car. Loads of old cars to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bob186225
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my youngest grandson aged 4.5 yrs for a day out , he thought it was fantastic especially when the lady curator let him sit in the Brabham F1 car. Loads of old cars to see which nanny and grandpa fondly remembered. Also a gaggle of more modern Morgan's were visiting. But the highlight was the miniature railway , seemed... More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice exposition of cars. Mostly old ones. Not too big though so we went through quickly. Nice gift and souvenir shop. We didn't have time to check out the walks and paths. Instead we went to a miniature trains that were excellent experience for our one year old. We all absolutely loved it. Train ride is 1£ for a... More 

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Thank Anchina
Newhaven, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting with something for all the family. There is a miniature railway ride, gift shop, motor museum, country house, gardens and of course the wonderful wildfowl reserve. This is a great day out for everyone and when you have exhausted yourself you can treat yourself to something to eat in the restaurant.....or you could take a picnic and eat... More 

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Thank minky1958
Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this review

Dear Minky, Thank you very much for your review. We so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The motor museum was really interesting but was spoilt by a group of badly behaved children whose parents did not seem to consider other visitors or that the vehicles are not for touching. The wildfowl park had a vast range of birds but is lacking in maintenance House was closed Cafe was good basic but tasty

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Thank Margaret W
London
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped next door at Embers Bentley and popped in for a few hours on the day we left - it was great. The cafe is well run and really tasty, the minitaure railway and playground lots of fun and well maintained and the motor museum (altho cars really not my cup of tea) was v interesting. It was a... More 

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

Dear Caz in London, So pleased that you enjoyed your camping and your visit to Bentley. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

worthing, west sussex
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the museum to see the Cars which are not a huge collection but varied ebough to keep the amateur and enthusiast entertained,with interactive fun for the kids. The wildfowl park appears a little overgrown but it's probably how the birds there prefer it not so much like a park more like nature should be and there was lots... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

You don't usually get to see vintage cars and wildfowl at the same place, but open to new experiences as I am. I thought this attraction was worth a visit. It was an fascinating place, with extensive grounds, gift shop and a tea room. On the day we visited it was very quite, and felt like we had the place... More 

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

Dear Robin D, Thank you very much for taking time to review Bentley. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves. We are sometimes congratulated on the 'understated' delight of Bentley. Very glad that you could share the secret. More 

West Sussex
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246 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We had a lovely day out here with our grandchildren. The cost was £26 for a family ticket and I felt this was priced correctly. There is a walk around an enclosed area where you can view a vast array of ducks, geese, swans, peacocks, flamingoes etc. We paid 50p for a bag of seed and this kept the children... More 

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

Dear CarolWestSussex, Thank you very much for taking time to review Bentley. And for your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. More 

HERTFORDSHIRE
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

At first viewing it seems an unlikely combination but my wife a I both enjoyed the visit The motor museum has a collection of cars which are kept there by their owners who take them out when going to a meeting or rally. There are no Bentleys, but there are Austins, Rileys and makes which I had never heard of.... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Went there today in windy weather, primarily to view the wildfowl. There is plenty to see with a motor museum with some unusual cars. The wildfowl on show was quite extensive. There is also a miniature railway and plenty of auto related events. The café was good and well run. However it appeared a little run down and the gardens... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Our TLC is well under way and the signage in the reserve is currently being updated. We have a program underway in the formal gardens which is restoring the rose gardens and is a continuing task. More 

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