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SPECIAL DAY: Bentley Priory to host Battle of Britain commemorative weekend

 Published on: 20th August 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

To mark the 50th anniversary since the release of the iconic 60s film Battle of Britain, Bentley Priory is hosting a special commemorative weekend next month.

On September 14 and 15 only, visitors can enjoy a Spitfire flypast and various activities, while on Sunday the museum will host special screenings of the iconic film Battle of Britain, 50 years since its release.

Visitors will benefit from reduced price tickets to the Battle of Britain commemorative day on Saturday, September 14 in Stanmore.

Museum operations manager, Christina Avramakis, says: “We are delighted to welcome visitors for a fun, activity-packed day at the Museum, and are grateful to our supporters who will be entertaining visitors with exciting historical displays and re-enactments, informative pop-up talks and engaging family activities.

“We are particularly excited about a Spitfire flypast over the museum at midday (subject to operational availability) which is always an amazing sight to behold.”

For the first time, on Sunday, September 15, Bentley Priory Museum will hold special screenings of the Battle of Britain film, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The film will be shown in the museum’s operations room, overlooking the balcony where in the film actor Laurence Olivier stood to look out over London, in his role as ACM Sir Hugh Dowding, Commander-in-Chief of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.

The film will be shown at 11.30am and at 2.30pm on September 15. Visitors will be required to choose a screening time when booking their ticket.

Admission to the museum over the Battle of Britain commemorative weekend will be available with pre-booked tickets only.

Tickets are available to purchase on the Museum’s website www.bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk/event-tickets/

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