Support our Spitfire!

by Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore, England, United Kingdom

Support our Spitfire!
We did it
On 30th March 2021 we successfully raised £1,598 ( + est. £199.50 Gift Aid ) with 57 supporters in 35 days

Can you help us fund repairs to our Spitfire aircraft, our memorial to Battle of Britain veteran ‘Bam’ Bamberger?

by Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore, England, United Kingdom

Who We Are

Bentley Priory Museum is a small, charitable museum which tells one of the most important narratives of modern history – how the Battle of Britain was won.

Located in a beautiful Georgian mansion house in Stanmore, north London, the Museum explores Bentley Priory’s pivotal role during the Battle of Britain as Headquarters Fighter Command.

We are a commemorative museum, dedicated to raising awareness of this internationally important history, honouring the memories of those who fought for Britain’s freedom and sharing their stories across generations.

Discover our story and find out how to visit post-lockdown here:



Why We Are Fundraising

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on museums and we have been closed for most of the past year. However, the costs of maintaining a museum and its precious collections don’t go away.

Bentley Priory Museum has two striking, full size Battle of Britain replica aircraft at its entrance: a Supermarine Spitfire and a Hawker Hurricane, which never fail to capture the interest and excitement of our visitors on their arrival.

1613758399_1613758395193.jpegOur fabulous Spitfire is painted in the colours of Battle of Britain veteran Squadron Leader Cyril Stanley 'Bam' Bamberger DFC AE. Bam was an accomplished RAF pilot who flew during the Battle of Britain, the Defence of Malta and the Korean War. He was a passionate supporter of the creation of a Museum at Bentley Priory.

However, Bam’s Spitfire is now in need of remedial work where there has been water ingress, to repair cracks which have allowed the water to get inside the aircraft, and to protect it from water damage in the future.

Your donation will help us to get the expert care needed to protect the Spitfire for years to come.

Thank you so much for your support.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Our grateful thanks and a 10% discount in our online shop.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A complimentary Adult ticket to visit the Museum after lockdown and 10% discount in our online shop.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Two complimentary Adult tickets to visit the Museum after lockdown and 10% discount in our online shop.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) with a complimentary light lunch on the day of your visit after lockdown and 10% discount in our online shop.

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