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Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

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Harveys Lane, Lewes BN8 5AF, England
+44 1825 840573
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Very enjoyable

A lovely little museum of cars and their history, nice little cafe with some wonderful food and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie D
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Wonderful place and setting

With a 15 and 13 year old it can be difficult trying to find somewhere that pleases everyone but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cazlovesbarbados
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West Sussex
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Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum Attractions include: Wildfowl collection of birds representing around 140 species from around the world. Motor Museum with a variety of vintage, classic and collectable cars Tearooms Miniature Railway (please check website for opening days and times) Winter opening (see website).
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“train ride” (17 reviews)
“vintage cars” (10 reviews)
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Harveys Lane, Lewes BN8 5AF, England
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"ducks and swans"
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"bird food"
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"small collection"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely little museum of cars and their history, nice little cafe with some wonderful food and great service. A lovely walk around the grounds seeing lots of different birds and you are able to buy bird feed to get them up close and personal...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With a 15 and 13 year old it can be difficult trying to find somewhere that pleases everyone but the Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum was a huge hit. My boys loved the cars and there was a great choice of over 40 along with...More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Caz, Thank you so much for your review. It's really appreciated.... Cold weather, muddy paths and driving rain in half term means that we're thrilled to have half term visitors. We look forward to seeing you again when we're fully open. Very pleased that...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Although it was a wet drab day we decided to go here anyway as we had already planned it in. The car museum is full of interesting vehicles but the real gem was the wildfowl walk. Even though we didn’t really have the right foot...More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Alison Brett, Thank you very much for your review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our cafe staff work hard to look after everyone and thank you very much for your comments. They do work hard to look after all our customers and...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I purchased a £28 family ticket upon my arrival. I enjoyed the day but felt that it was a little steep considering the facilities that were available to us. Don't get me wrong, the car collection was nice to peruse and the grounds obviously need...More

Thank Ben L
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were really looking forward to spending the day with our children and grandchildren at a visit to Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum. Even the inclement weather did not deter us. Since we had made up a picnic and because of the bad weather we...More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Limpsfin, Although I am not the proprietor of the Tearooms/Cafe, I am very concerned by your experience as reviewed on Tripadvisor. I will be taking this matter up with the intention of finding a better solution to the question of picnics in a)poor weather...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Wildfowl and cars may seem an odd combination, but this place excels in both. The wildfowl walk is well set out with information signs in each enclosure, so many different birds to watch. The motor museum has an excellent collection of cars, motorbikes and automotive...More

Thank Theo W
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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear Theo, Thank you very much for your review. We're coming up to our autumn weekends and school holiday opening and it's really good for the team here to know that there's an appreciation of the work done. We look forward to seeing you again...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Free parking in a field, reasonable quick queues for tickets, very knowledgable and attentive staff. Once we were in the venue we went into the motor museum and spent a while while our 10 year old charge went around each car. Plenty of visual material...More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear Coinneach, Thank you very much for reviewing the Woodfair. It was a very successful weekend and we're always pleased to get feedback for our events.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

After a lovely walk around the varied selection of wildfowl and the gab selection of wonder cars we made our way to the recommended cafe and ordered two ham sandwiches x there were only four other customers waiting but it took over half an hour...More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear Chrissyjames, Thank you very much for taking time to review Bentley. It's extremely unusual that we have delays in the Tearooms and the service, timing and choice really is excellent on quiet and busy days. We have taken note and of your comments.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We nearly drove past the signpost, and we're so glad we didn't. In fact when you turn off the A22 you also wonder when, or even if, you are going in the right direction as it's quite a way from the turn off. Compared with...More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear President Surrey, We're delighted you found us, and thank you very much for your review. We're told that we're an understated secret....Happily plenty of visitors share the secret. And we look forward to you returning before we change to our winter dates (see website...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Just a brilliant day. 7 year old grand daughter has booked herself for next year. Loads to see and do with time out on the fantastic miniature steam railway. Best £1 trip ever.

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear Steve, So pleased that you and your daughter had a great day. The Woodfair weekend went so well and we all enjoyed the 22nd year. Looking forward and planning next year already.

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