The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Exterior of the Beaney Art Museum and Library including facade

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library and Visitor Information Centre situated in the heart of historic Canterbury.

This award winning facility provides state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, excellent educational facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages.

Whether you are a frequent Library user, a teacher on a School Workshop, a parent enjoying a cup of coffee in our Café or an inquisitive explorer studying our treasures from the Ancient worlds; The Beaney is a building for everyone.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Library

Opening hours

Museum & Galleries

Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Museum & Galleries: New opening hours from 1st June 2017

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Café

Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: 12noon to 4pm

Visitor Information

Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday: 9am to 8pm
Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Library

Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday: 9am to 8pm
Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Admission charges

Free entry to the building. Charges may apply for some special events and exhibitions. See our website for full details.

Getting there

Located in Canterbury high street adjacent to Best Lane.

Collection details

Archives, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Oh Yes It Is!

  • 25 November 2017 — 18 February 2018

A celebration of Pantomime told through one of the UK's largest collections. Laugh, boo and hiss at this hands-on exhibition featuring posters, costume designs and memorabilia from the David Drummond collection, recently acquired by the University of Kent.

Website

https://canterburymuseums.co.uk/events/oh-yes-it-is/

Changing The Pattern: The Next Generation

  • 25 November 2017 — 21 January 2018

An exhibition highlighting Project Liberty, a long-term mentoring project in Canterbury, Ashford and Swale, supporting girls and young women at risk of exploitation and abuse.

Also on show is Rising Sun's work with adolescent boys and their views on building positive and healthy relationships. The project's strong creative element inspired by object in the Beaney helps participants access a safe exploratory way to express their feelings.

An exhibition being launched on UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Website

https://canterburymuseums.co.uk/events/changing-the-pattern-the-next-generation/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Canterbury Skylarks - Sing to beat Parkinson's

  • 21 November 2017

Enjoy a live performance from Canterbury Skylarks. All Sounds Beaney performances are free of charge - limited seating available. Part of the Sounds Beaney series with Grenville Hancox.

Website

https://canterburymuseums.co.uk/events/

Meet The Team from Rising Sun

  • 25 November 2017

Meet the team from Rising Sun Domestic Violence & Abuse Service.

Support United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and meet the team involved in our brilliant new exhibition! There will also be opportunities to meet the Rising Sun team on selected weekends during the exhibition.

Website

https://canterburymuseums.co.uk/events/meet-the-team-from-rising-sun-domestic-violence-abuse-service/

Lemon Zingers: Singing For Wellbeing

  • 2 December 2017

Drop in for a live performance from the Lemon Zingers - Canterbury's pop choir. The group sing original arrangements of inspiring contemporary songs with squishy harmonies (and today, the best of Christmas jangly ones!).

Admission

Limited seating available.

Website

https://canterburymuseums.co.uk/events/lemon-zingers-singing-for-wellbeing-3/

A Ceremony of Carols

  • 16 December 2017

A liver performance of Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols by Canterbury Cantata and Alex Rider (harp).

Part of the Sounds Beaney series with Grenvill Hancox.

Admission

Limited seating available.

Website

https://canterburymuseums.co.uk/events/a-ceremony-of-carols/

Getting there

Located in Canterbury high street adjacent to Best Lane.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
18 High Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2RA
England

Website

Visit the Beaney website

www.thebeaney.co.uk

E-mail

Contact The Beaney

beaney@canterbury.gov.uk

Telephone

Contact The Beaney

01227 862162

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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