In order to make The Beaney a safe environment for our visitors, we have temporarily removed the Caseside books from our galleries. Below you’ll find digital copies of all the books, which you can access from your phone and use to further enjoy the Collection as you make your way through the museum. People and […]

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Our ‘Wider World’ case in our Explorers & Collectors gallery features two gold plated knives, bought back from Africa by a Royal Navy officer called Boteler. Part of the navy’s mission was to suppress the slave trade and Boteler’s ship captured several slave trading ships during the voyage. Collected in 1821-1826, the small dagger in […]

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  Found isolated and alone in the Kentish soil, and now residing in The Beaney is a creature so legendary it has been part of folklore since early antiquity. Made from gold and reduced to miniature, the creature’s small size does nothing to diminish its marvel. In Old English (or Anglo Saxon, from whence this […]

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Shortly after 410 AD, a hoard of treasure was buried near the London Gate within Canterbury's city walls. Its owner no doubt hoped for safer days to return but for whatever reason the owner didn’t return and the treasure lay unclaimed for 15 centuries.

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