General Enquiries and Visitor Information

 01227 862162

How to find us

18 High Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2RA

Email: beaney@canterbury.gov.uk

For information on accessibility at The Beaney click here.

Our galleries will be closed from 4pm on Friday 6th December for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please note some of the stones from the mosaic on the front of our building have started to fall away. We have put up scaffolding to investigate and fix the problem as well as keep the public safe. However we remain open as usual while the work takes place.

Opening Hours

Museum & Galleries

Monday Closed
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm
Christmas Hours
23rd to 26th December Closed
27th to 28th December 10am to 5pm
29th December 11am to 4pm
30th December Closed
31st December 10am to 4pm
1st January Closed
2nd January 10am to 5pm

Café

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 3.30pm
Christmas Hours
23rd December 10am to 4pm
24th to 26th December Closed
27th to 28th December 10am to 4pm
29th December 11am to 3:30pm
30th December 10am to 4pm
31st December 10am to 3:30pm
1st January Closed
2nd January 10am 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 4pm
Christmas Hours
23rd December 9am to 5pm
24th to 26th December Closed
27th to 28th December 9am to 5pm
29th December 10am to 4pm
30th December 9am to 5pm
31st December 9am to 4pm
1st January Closed
2nd January 9am to 6pm

Library

Monday to Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday Closed
Christmas Hours
23rd December 10am to 5pm
24th to 26th December Closed
27th December 10am to 5pm
28th December 10am to 4pm
29th December Closed
30th December 10am to 5pm
31st December 10am to 4pm
1st January Closed
2nd January 10am to 6pm

Admission

Entrance to The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is free. However, a charge may apply for certain special exhibitions and events. Please see our events listings for full details.

Educational Visits

The Beaney offers an exciting programme of learning workshops, activities and tours. Find out more here

Guided Tours

We offer pre-booked highlights tours for groups of up to 30 people (min 8 people). The cost is £6 per person (minimum £48 spend applies). The tour, lasting approx 45 mins, gives a fascinating insight into the stories behind The Beaney building and its diverse collections. Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Book online here and select ‘The Beaney Highlights Tour’. 

Facilities

Wheelchair access

Toilets

Baby Changing facilities

Cafe

Free water bottle refill service