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Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

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Nice lunch

Never visited Bentley before and we had an enjoyable couple of hours there in the glorious sunshine... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
SalC123
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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A day out with the children

Resonably priced attraction considering that it has something for all ages. It has the vintage car... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Robert G
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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  • Average13%
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“train ride”(20 reviews)
“vintage cars”(13 reviews)
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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 Tearoom/restaurant, Miniature Railway...more
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Harveys Lane, Lewes BN8 5AF, England
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+44 1825 840573
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 10, 2016

You don't usually get to see vintage cars and wildfowl at the same place, but open to new experiences as I am. I thought this attraction was worth a visit. It was an fascinating place, with extensive grounds, gift shop and a tea room. On...More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2016

Dear Robin D, Thank you very much for taking time to review Bentley. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves. We are sometimes congratulated on the 'understated' delight of Bentley. Very glad that you could share the secret.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have visited Bentley's over the past 20 years but have haven't been for around 2 years and was shocked by everything I saw. Nothing is being maintained, the gardens use to look lovely but now look tired as do the ponds and wildfowl area,...More

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Events M, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Thank you for your review. We try to answer as many as possible I'm sorry that your review didn't include the areas of Bentley which others seem to enjoy so much. Our small team is always trying to attend to areas that need maintenance and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place this is to visit. So much open space. A wonderful small tea room that does wonderful home made food. It was the first visit for my granddaughters and how they loved it. The highlight was definately the wild fowl. We spent...More

2  Thank Maggs C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Bentley with our grandsons and family on a lovely sunny day. We had never been before but will definitely come again. Yes, this is an independent venue without the large financial input of a huge theme park, but that is what makes it so...More

1  Thank Lj1ndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival the greeting wasn't 'hello and welcome' it was 'hope you don't want a drink or something as the cafe is closed' Museum is looking tired and needs a 21st cent makeover,fantastic weather to view the wildfowl,however very few information points relating to what...More

Thank Peter E
theshippingforecast, Manager at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Peter, We're sorry that on the day that you visited our Tearooms and staff had faced some bad news. We're not in a position to make a 21st century makeover as the instructions are to close the Bird Reserve and make other drastic changes.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit and had a great day. Nice Staff, nice food and a warm welcome. Make sure yo buy some Bird food in the shop before going on the Wildfoul as the little buggers follow you asking for it. Great place for Children...More

1  Thank joeswl
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Never visited Bentley before and we had an enjoyable couple of hours there in the glorious sunshine (added bonus) staff very friendly, food in cafe very good. All the cars were in good condition and well exhibited. I found walking around the wildfowl area very...More

Thank SalC123
Reviewed September 24, 2018

… and this would be a good AM/PM half day out! Pleasent couple of hours in the sun walking around, bit tired in places but would re-visit with kids to run 'em ragged.

1  Thank Trevlik
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This is a great place to visit, the motor museum has some very unusual and amazing cars and motor bikes, together with a vast array of wildfowl and a restaurant with great food.

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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited this weekend while camping at the Embers campsite next door. We had a lovely time and the staff were so friendly. The cars on display were stunning and though my kids were less interested in the cars, they were certainly interested in the...More

Thank Dougair
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Motor museum is very good, not massive, about 40 cars, but worth a look. Nice little train and the wild fowl enclosure is beautiful. Jolly good breakfast too!

Thank christinevickers007
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Resonably priced attraction considering that it has something for all ages. It has the vintage car exibit for the older family members, the train ride, obstacle course and trampolines for the younger children, and the house and bird sanctuary for all ages. It had a...More

Thank Robert G
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Mopo1923
August 30, 2018|
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Branching Out Adventures are nearby at the same postcode...
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Mopo1923
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No there is a company nearby called Branching Out Adventures....
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I'm afraid not. We have a zoo license which prohibits dogs within our boundary
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