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: www.bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk.
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.
Our 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.