The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Exterior of the Beaney Art Museum and Library including facade
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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, Library, Gallery

Opening hours

Museum & Galleries

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.
Boy reading comics

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art with Seven Stories

  • 8 — 23 February 2020

‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art with Seven Stories’ is an interactive comic exhibition from Seven Stories, coming to The Beaney during February half term.

Immerse yourself in an eclectic mix of original, iconic comic art alongside work by current children’s comic creators. This colourful and interactive exhibition will delight the whole family.

Visitors will also have the rare opportunity to see influential British comic icons such as Desperate Dan, Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx. Other famous characters include Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by Ian Churchill, the British artist and producer of comics for America’s two largest comic corporations–Marvel and DC comics.

Just some of the fun, hands-on activities around the gallery include a random word generator, character creator, a giant roulette spinner to select comic settings, and a host of props, objects and special devices to inspire and create comic ideas.

There will also be a number of relaxed sessions for visitors wanting a quiet and calm atmosphere when visiting, when a slower pace and minimal customer noise will be encouraged. These sessions are ideal for those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 8 February to Sunday 23 February 2020. Admission from £5.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Any age
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

Adult: £6.50, Child: £5, Concession: £6

Website

https://thebeaney.co.uk/comics

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

http://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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