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Bentley Priory Museum

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Mum and son at Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore

Attraction Information

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

Opening hours

Summer (including Bank Holidays): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

Winter (including Bank Holidays): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 – 16:00

Last Entry

1 hour before closing time. 


Adults: £8.80

Under 5's: free

Kids (6-16): £4.40

Concessions (60+): £7.70

Family: from £22.00 

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Mansion House Drive,
Greater London,
HA7 3FB,

Phone number

02089 505526


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.


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info


Open come rain or shine!

Public Transport

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.

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