The Beaney House of At and Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library, Visitor Information Centre and Café situated in the heart of historic Canterbury. This award winning facility provides state-of-...

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
18 High Street, Canterbury Kent CT1 2RA
Canterbury

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge


The Beaney House of At and Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library, Visitor Information Centre and Café 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 Schools Workshop, a parent enjoying the perfect cup of coffee in our Café or an inquisitive explorer studying our treasures from the Ancient worlds; The Beaney is a building for everyone.

Find us at...

  • The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
  • 18 High Street
  • Canterbury
  • Kent
  • CT1 2RA

Our family-friendly offer

Looking to entertain your little ones? The Beaney is a part of the Kids in Museums campaign which looks to find innovative ways to make museums child-friendly spaces for kids to learn and play in.  

Visit The Beaney for a fun and creative day out for all the family. We have a range of activities suitable for entertaining, engaging and educating children (and adults alike!).

BEAM! Interactive Game Projector
Enjoy our virtual playground where children can enjoy a variety of exciting, motion-activated games!

Explorer Points and Children’s Areas
Discover our Explorer Points, free for children to touch, investigate and play with:
 - The Garden Room: Enjoy a host of farmyard-themed family activities including toys, games and puppets.
 - Explorers & Collectors: See the ancient Egyptian mummified cat and try your hand at mummification.

Dressing Up in our People and Places Gallery
‘Step into the paintings’ and recreate some of the room’s impressive artwork with an interactive dress-up activity!


Accessibility

The Beaney has an accessible entrance at Best Lane, with step free access into the building, a platform lift and a flight of ‘easy going’ steps, which are comfortable for the ambulant disabled and allow for push chairs and other mobility equipment.

The building has accessible toilets on all levels plus baby changing facilities. Our split level reception and library counters have been used throughout to allow access for both standing and seated visitors.

A 12 space disabled car park is also available at the rear of the building, along with accessible public toilets.

To assist the visually impaired, we also have braille signage.

Also we have numerous Touchable Beaney objects on display.


Our Online Events

  • Beaney Bingo

    18-May-2021 - 11-Jul-2021

    Get back to museums with our new free Beaney Bingo game! A trail to get you exploring the museum in a whole new way. 

    0 - 16 years
    5/18/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/11/2021 4:00:00 PM

    Get back to museums with our new free Beaney Bingo game! A trail to get you exploring the museum in a whole new way. 

    Beaney Bingo
    , CT1 2RA

Our At-Home Activities


Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • FREE
    Canterbury

    Saint Thomas Becket – World Celebrity Healer

    29-May-2021 10:00 AM - 04-Jul-2021 16:00 PM

    A major exhibition in the context of Becket’s story, Canterbury pilgrimage and health & wellbeing.2020 marked the 900th anniversary of Thomas Becket's birth, 850th of his death, and 800th of...

    0 - 16 years
    5/29/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/4/2021 4:00:00 PM

    A major exhibition in the context of Becket’s story, Canterbury pilgrimage and health & wellbeing.2020 marked the 900th anniversary of Thomas Becket's birth, 850th of his death, and 800th of...

    The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
    18 High Street, Kent CT1 2RA

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