The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

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

The new entrance opens into a light, well-lit and spacious atrium with clearly identifiable way finding signage and maps of the building to indicate the location of facilities, special exhibitions and activities.

For the first time the building has accessible toilets on all levels plus baby changing facilities. Split level reception and library counters have been used throughout to allow access for both standing and seated visitors and a 12 space disabled car park is also available at the rear of the building, along with accessible public toilets.

Two wheelchairs are available on request for visitor use
For more information about access at The Beaney contact  01227 862162

Nearest Disabled Parking

Orange Street, Canterbury
Disabled Spaces: 18
Located next to Best Lane entrance.
Vehicles displaying a valid Blue Badge only.
Maximum stay 12 hours

Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UD (0.2 miles)
Disabled Spaces: 11
Accepted payments: coins, cards, pay-by-mobile
Monday to Sunday 7am to 9pm (Free outside these hours)
Maximum stay 12 hours

North Lane, Canterbury, CT2 7EB (0.3 miles)
Disabled Spaces: 3
Accepted payments: coins, cards, pay-by-mobile
Monday – Sunday 7am to 9pm (Free outside these hours)

Pound Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2BZ (0.4 miles)
Disabled Spaces: 10
Accepted payments: coins, cards, pay-by-mobile
Monday – Sunday 7am to 9pm (Free outside these hours)


Canterbury Roman Museum

Access to Roman level is via a lift, then level access throughout. The museum is fully accessible for people with disabilities and we offer a range of activities including tactile tours and multi-sensory object investigation sessions for blind and partially sighted people.


Canterbury Heritage Museum

The museum is fully accessible for people with disabilities and we offer a range of activities for this audience including tactile tours and multi-sensory object investigation sessions for blind and partially sighted people.