Trip overview

Departure dates ranging from:

May 2024

Prices starting at:

£59.00

What's Included?

Located within a Grade II listed Mansion House in Stanmore, North West London, Bentley Priory Museum tells one of the most important narratives of modern history – how the Battle of Britain was won.

 

 

Included in our visit is a 'Bentley Priory and the Battle of Britain' guided tour which lasts approx. 1 hour followed by free time and Afternoon Tea.

 

Bentley Priory was Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, and the Museum explores how technology, leadership and courage forged victory, enabling Britain’s darkest hour to also be her finest hour. The Museum highlights the contribution and importance of ‘ The One‘, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, ‘ The Few‘, the aircrew who took to the skies to defend  Britain, and ‘ The Many‘, without whose tireless work on the ground victory would not have been possible.

 

The Museum also explores the wider history of Bentley Priory, before the Air Ministry bought it in 1926. Bentley Priory was once home to a hotel, a girls’ school, and John James Hamilton, the 1st Marquess of Abercorn, who commissioned architect Sir John Soane to add to Bentley Priory’s architectual splendour in the 1780s. Queen Adelaide, the wife of William IV and aunt to Queen Victoria, also resided at Bentley Priory in 1849, the last year of her life.

 

 

Afternoon Tea Sample Menu

~ Sandwiches; Smoked salmon, Free Range Egg Mayonnaise & Cress, Cucumber & Cream Cheese, Vintage Farmhouse Cheese & tomato

~ Handmade fruit scone with strawberry jam & clotted cream

~Selection of small patisseries

~ Unlimited Tea or Coffee

 

What does this coach trip include?

  • Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point

  • Entrance to Bentley Priory Museum

  • Bentley Priory and the Battle of Britain Guided Tour

  • Afternoon Tea

 

 

Trip Itinerary

  • Depart last pick up point at 09:00, where we make a short comfort stop en-route

  • Arrive at Bentley Priory Museum for approximately 12:15

  • Depart at 16:30

 

Pricing

from £54.00

 

 

Group Bookings

Group Bookings of 10+ receive: 50% off 1 place

Group Bookings of 20+ receive: 1 FREE place

 

 

Useful Links

http://bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk/