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Press Releases

Current press releases:

Canterbury Museums & Galleries Press Packs [for Visits & Editorial]

The Beaney Press Pack 2016

Past press releases:

Picturing Faith: England’s religious capital to host major exhibition

Grayson Perry Exhibition arrives in Canterbury this October

Only in England at The Beaney




Proposal to consolidate the Museums and Galleries service in two buildings and to create an enhanced cultural space for the district at Canterbury Heritage Museum

This consultation has closed, thank you to everyone who took the time to give their views.

All feedback has been analysed and was reported to the Community Committee on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Read a report summarising the comments

Community Committee unanimously agreed that the Marlowe Theatre, in collaboration with the Museums and Galleries service, and working with other partners, develop a new cultural and heritage centre at the Poor Priests Hospital, bringing together arts and heritage and including the relocation of the theatre’s creative programme from its temporary location in Pound Lane.

Proposal to change opening hours at The Beaney Art Museum and Cafe

Please note that the above consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to give their views.

All feedback has been analysed and was reported to the Policy and Resources Committee on 8 February 2017, and a report summarising the comments received is available here.  Policy and Resources Committee recommended that Full Council approved the recommendations, which they did at their meeting on 21 February 2017.  Therefore, the following revised opening hours will take effect:

Beaney Cafe: Revised opening hours from 1 April 2017

Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

Beaney Art Museum: Revised opening hours from 1 June 2017

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: 12pm to 5pm