Bentley Priory Museum celebrates the men and women of WWII in a history lesson like no other. Bring the past to life through interactive exhibits, in costume and by getting hands on!
Families are encouraged to follow trails and dig into their trusty Explorer's Kit Bag to tick off clues and discover hidden gems. You’ll hear stories of ‘The One’ - Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding; ‘The Few’ who fought in the Battle of Britain, and ‘The Many’ whose tireless work and courage kept the country afloat. Kids can then take a seat in a life-size replica Spitfire cockpit or play the part by dressing up in some handmade period costumes.
The museum itself is housed in a lovely Grade II* listed building and was the RAF Headquarters Fighter Command way back in 1940. Today it’s surrounded by gardens with a dedicated picnic area, as well as a hand painted vintage tea room. Just be sure to keep an eye on their ‘What’s On’ for family-focused events all year round.
- Discover the history of WWII on a variety of trails
- Kids can dress up and explore with activity packs
- Lots of family-focused events
Summer (including Bank Holidays): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Winter (including Bank Holidays): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
1 hour before closing time.
Under 5's: free
Kids (6-16): £4.40
Concessions (60+): £7.70
Family: from £22.00
Mansion House Drive,
Situated within a gated housing development and therefore, when you reach the entrance of Mansion House Drive, please let security know you are visiting the Museum and they will let you in. The large car park is situated in the centre of the development, to the right of the tennis courts, 1 min walk to the entrance.
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Free parking on site, disabled parking and coach bays.
Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Spacious customer facilities are available on the Lower Ground (accessible via stairs/lift) near to the Cafe/ Learning Centre and Temporary Exhibition Space.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
Yes, you can bring a picnic.
There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Light bites: Soup, jacket potatoes, panini's, cake, chocolate, Nakd bars, and Kettle Chips. Dairy and fish (tuna) only, no meat. Cannot guarantee a nut free zone. Non dairy creamer available.
Yes, Bentley Priory Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
Adult and child friendly audio tours are available at no extra cost.
Yes, Bentley Priory Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.
Guide dogs are welcome.
Open come rain or shine!
Served by 142 TFL (Oystercard) route from Stanmore Station (Jubilee line) and Watford Junction (Mainline/Overground/London Midland) or Bushey Station (Overground/London Midland) or 258 TFL (Oystercard) from Harrow and Wealdstone (Bakerloo/Overground/London Midland) or Watford Junction/Bushey Station.