The Beaney Art Museum and Library

Exterior of the Beaney Art Museum and Library including facade

The Beaney is an art museum and library situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Library

Opening hours

Museum, Tourist information and Café opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

Library opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday 9am to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm

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.

May The Toys Be With You

  • 5 December 2015 — 6 March 2016 *on now

Coinciding with the release of the highly anticipated film, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, ‘May The Toys Be With You’ opens on Saturday 5 December in the Special Exhibitions Room on the first floor of Beaney.

Back when Star Wars began in 1977 no one could have predicted that the merchandising of Star Wars would actually earn more than the film itself. The toys of Star Wars took the world by storm and became the must have playthings for an entire generation. From 1977 - 1985 an estimated 300 million action figures were sold, allowing children to re-enact the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

May The Toys Be With You is both a celebration of the now highly collectable vintage toy line and also of the iconic design work and art of the Star Wars movies. From X-Wing Fighters to lightsabers, these fantastical designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape.

This is an unmissable exhibition for little kids and ‘big kids’ alike – the force is strong at the Beaney!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Instead of charging admission we are asking you to Pay What You Can. Your contribution will help us continue programming special exhibitions at the Beaney.

Website

http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/whats_on/maythetoysbewithyou.aspx

Getting there

Located in Canterbury high street adjacent to Best Lane.

The Beaney Art Museum and Library
18 High Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2RA
England

Website

Visit the Beaney Art Museum and Library website

www.thebeaney.co.uk

E-mail

Contact The Beaney Art Museum and Library

beaney@canterbury.gov.uk

Telephone

Contact The Beaney Art Museum and Library

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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