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Walk Where the "Few" Were Commanded From

My second-favorite movie of all time is 1969's "The Battle of Britain." (Favorite is "Casablanca... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Howard B
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Brilliant place. Steeped in history

The missus and I paid a visit to Bentley Priory in October on a Sunday. Such a great place. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angelo P
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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...more
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 1 week ago

My second-favorite movie of all time is 1969's "The Battle of Britain." (Favorite is "Casablanca.") To walk out of Bentley Priory toward the garden in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier (as ACM Hugh Dowding) was very exciting. There are dozens of books on The Battle...More

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The missus and I paid a visit to Bentley Priory in October on a Sunday. Such a great place. There was a chap there giving a talk on how the early radar systems worked which was awesome. The knowledge of this guy was just in...More

Thank Angelo P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was where RAF Fighter Command was during The Battle of Britain. Where Dowding organised the defence in 1940 , set in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of exhibits to see including paintings and sculptures and personal objects from those who took part in the battle. Thoroughly...More

Thank Dougie1938
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent museum on the Battle of Briatian and especially the use of information pioneered here by Lord Dowling. Knowledgable and pleasant staff; £8 may seem pricey at first but its excellent value for money. Recommend the film about Dowling and to read the digital screens...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully restored museum telling the story of fighter command during WW2. If you are at all interested in the Battle of Britain or the RAF then this is a must see place to visit. Particularly good was the innovative film telling the story of Air...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Being a local and knowing about Bentley for so long I am pleased I took the time to visit. A stunning building and grounds in its time but so sad there is little left from what must have been a wealth of artefacts relating to...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Bentley Priory was pivotal in WW2, and the site has earnt its place in history. It is now open to the public as a museum. Unfortunately it is also on a fancy housing estate with gates and security. There is an entrance charge, but if...More

1  Thank Maria P
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Bentley Priory is a bit off the beaten track and not the easiest of places to find and get in to (some of the road signs are misleading), but it is well worth the effort! The building and grounds are really impressive and beautifully kept...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the Priory Museum today and what a lovely experience, really exquisite building, grounds and the staff were excellent very friend and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate if you are interested in history particularly WWII then make your way here the displays and information are...More

Thank Philbe37
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Throughly enjoyed viewing this place expert guide with a passion for the history of the house and it’s previous owners

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John P
30 September 2018|
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Response from chris m | Reviewed this property |
March – September: 10am-5pm (Last admission at 4pm) October – February: 10am-4pm (Last admission at 3pm) Opening Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
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Sorry, I'm not sure, please check their website or call (+44) 020 8950 5526
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28 October 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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