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Bentley Priory Museum

Mus9eum Bentley Priory Mansion House Drive, Stanmore HA7 3FB, England
+44 20 8950 5526
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Well worth going cant beleive it took so long before i went. Brilliant going again. The history is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vera P
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Little Gem tucked away in Stanmore - recommended!

I live close to this location and delayed going to visit for far too long. Yesterday I visited and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chris m
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London, United Kingdom
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Bentley Priory Museum, previously RAF Headquarters Fighter Command, is a site of national historical importance and from where the Battle of Britain was won. We are a small private charitable trust ensuring that the legacy of 'The One, The Few and The Many' is not lost; but appreciated, celebrated and commemorated for many years to come. Throughout the year we welcome individuals, groups, schools and corporate organisations to come and explore the splendour of this amazing Sir John Soane extended property, which has hints of Italian grandeur and where many Second World War and Cold War secrets were hidden within.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mus9eum Bentley Priory Mansion House Drive, Stanmore HA7 3FB, England
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+44 20 8950 5526
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth going cant beleive it took so long before i went. Brilliant going again. The history is amazing and the cafe was clean and staff fabulous

Thank Vera P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live close to this location and delayed going to visit for far too long. Yesterday I visited and was greatly impressed! Who would have thought that aBattle of Britain Museum would have no aircraft but would still be so good. I really enjoyed the...More

Thank chris m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum this afternoon and spent a fascinating 2 hours. It’s a brilliant specialist museum detailing the role of Fighter Command in WWII. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

A smallish specialist museum about the Battle of Britain 🇬🇧it understandable focuses around the Work of Hugh Dowding who set up the interstates defence system and lead it though the battle Britain 🇬🇧 from Bentley priory while not vast there is enough here to give...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

If you're into WW2, The Battle of Britain and Hugh Dowding's brilliant strategy this is a really interesting museum. On the other hand if you just feel like a wander round and want to pick up on some local (Stanmore) history of the house and...More

1  Thank LdeM13
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

If you have an interest in RAF Fighter Command during WW2 this is excellent, and if you are interested in WW2 and aviation generally it’s well worth a visit. I was there whilst they had a temporary exhibition on 100 Years Of Air Defence, and...More

3  Thank KeithR61
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This place was a total surprise to us. It was the HQ of fighter command in WWII and is located in a beautiful Grade II listed building. The museum is quite small but there is a lot to see and read about. There is a...More

2  Thank Vermy100
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is one of the best visits we had to an historical site connected to WWI/WWII and we enjoyed every minute. Unknowingly we participated at the Start of the RAF100 Cadets Baton Relay and enjoyed the choir and the ambience of the whole celebration.

2  Thank Micha T
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Took my Dad, husband and two daughters (9 and 12) here. Men folk in their element looking at the displays. Information video was brilliant. Plenty for two girls to do. Fantastic, friendly staff and a great cafe. Had the place to ourselves - great for...More

1  Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

What a brilliant place. Very engaging exhibits with a range of media in a stunning building. The stories really come to life in this place. There is a lot of information, but its presentation makes it engaging rather than tiresome. I appreciate how they tell...More

2  Thank James D
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Ali0818
October 28, 2017|
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Hi Ali0818, thank you for your question. We are totally buggy accessible as well as wheelchair accessible and yes, there is a life down the the cafe. We have trails for the little ones and their guardians to follow and also... More
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Vivienne B
August 5, 2017|
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Hi Vivienne, Bentley Priory Museum is open Monday's Wednesday's Friday's and Saturday's 10- 5pm (summer hours) Please see our website for more information call us on 020 8950 5526 We look forward to welcoming you.
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