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Oxfordshire Museums Council

Bringing History to the Public

Bentley Foundation Museum

The Bentley Foundation Museum tells the story of Bentley the man and Bentley the car from Walter Owen’s (WO) birth in 1888 to the present day.  The story is told with a selection of artefacts and changing exhibitions which focus on aspects of the Bentley Legend and on other personalities who contributed so much.

Current exhibits include a 1915 Indian motorcycle of the type ridden by WO at Brooklands, a 1916 Bentley rotary aero-engine, WO’s wartime contribution, a 1920s 3 Litre engine which powered the Bentley name to Le Mans success, a 1930s model of a racing Bentley commissioned by Rolls Royce and an exhibition around a Bentley GT Continental car, although exhibitions are always being developed and renewed.  There are many other artefacts to help illustrate the success of the ‘Bentley Boys’ of the 1920s and the Le Mans win of the 2003.

The story of the Bentley Drivers Club is also told from the first approaches to Bentley owners in the Brooklands car park in 1936 to the current renown motoring organisation it has become.

The building is a purpose built clubhouse for the Bentley Drivers Club and also contains a Library and Archive for those who wish to carry out their own research.

 

Address W O Bentley Memorial Building,

Ironstone Lane, WROXTON, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6ED

Telephone +44(0)1295 738886, Fax: +44(0)1295 738811
E-mail info@bdcl.org
Web www.bloxhammuseum.com
Opening Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm by appointment.
Admission Free – Donations to the Foundation are very welcome.
Visitor facilities Private parking area, shop with Bentley related clothing, models and books
Disabled access Ground floor only with disabled toilet.
Public transport No public transport to the site but there is a bus to Wroxton from Stratford on Avon or Banbury.  The Museum is approximately 1.3 miles from the village

 

 

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