The Beaney Art Museum and Library

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.
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.

Alternative Stories

  • 6 September 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

A display of altered books crafted in response to an open call for artists to create works of art by modifying a book.

Website

http://www.thebeaney.co.uk

In Remembrance

  • 6 September 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

Images, objects and words from the First World War to commemorate the centenary of its outbreak, and the role played by local people, in particular Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses and The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Website

http://www.thebeaney.co.uk

Winter exhibition

  • 22 November 2014 — 18 January 2015 *on now

'Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.' Edith Sitwell

Warm yourself by the cultural fireside that is the Front Room's selling Winter exhibition, celebrating all aspects of the season.

Website

http://www.thebeaney.co.uk

Canterbury in the age of the Magna Carta

Canterbury in the age of the Magna Carta

  • 5 June — 6 September 2015

To celebrate the anniversary of this momentous occasion, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge will be opening a new exhibition “Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta”, which will run from 5 June to 6 September 2015. The exhibition will focus on Canterbury residents stories and lives during the age of Magna Carta and will include the Canterbury Cathedral copy of an original Magna Carta transcribed into the Priory register.

Website

http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/whats_on/Canterbury-in-the-Age-of-the-Magna-Carta.aspx

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.

First World War Creativity Workshops

  • 17 October — 31 December 2014 *on now

Work with one of our excellent team of artists and educators to make a creative response to WW1 materials using art, sculpture, creative writing and poetry.
This is a 2 hour interpreter-led session aimed at schools.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15

Admission

£4 per child (minimum charge £75)

Canterbury at War

Stories of the War

  • 17 October — 31 December 2014 *on now

A thought-provoking hands-on session using real objects, photographs, documents and maps. Find out about local heroes, Voluntary Aid detachment nurses who tended to the wounded, the changing role of women and what life was like for children. A schools session to be used as a stimulus for work back in the classroom.
Key stages 1-5 History, Literacy, Art | To book email beaneybookings@canterbury.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£3 per child (minimum charge £50)

Jumping Beaneys: Create a Winter Landscape

  • 19 December 2014 10:30-11:30am

Enjoy a winter-themed story, explore the galleries to discover paintings of animals in the snow, and have fun creating your own snowy collage to take home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£3.50 per child, accompanying adult free. Advance booking required.

Website

http://www.thebeaney.co.uk

Getting there

Located in Canterbury high street adjacent to Best Lane.

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