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Visit to Bentley Priory Museum :  Saturday 2nd March 2019, 2pm

About the museum

Bentley Priory was home to RAF fighter command in WW2, and was the nerve centre for all UK operations. It tells the story of the Battle of Britain in its wider context. It covers the development of a comprehensive ground-based interception system by Air Chief Marshall Dowding;  stories of the pilots who defended our skies; and those (often women) who worked as plotters, radar operators,  barrage balloon teams, observers etc.

More information can be found at It really is a gem of a local museum  that many people do not know about, and is also an architectural masterpiece by John Soane in its own right.  It does not have aircraft like RAF Hendon, but is well laid out and gets great reviews


We will travel to the museum independently, then I will give a guided tour for about 60-75 mins, after which people will be free to explore the museum, cafe and gardens at their leisure.. The museum closes at 5pm.


Entry is £8.80 for adults (full pricing for seniors etc is shown on their website). This will include the tour.


Please email Mark on (note the dot between ‘the’ and ‘lemons’) . 

Please let me know how many adults and how many children. Family members, grannies and granddads welcome

I will send out further details to interested members.

If you are interested, but cannot make this date, let me know, and if there is sufficient demand, I’ll run a second trip.

Mark Lemon

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