Taylor Wessing: The Beaney Studio 

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £5
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Bring your own camera and use the stunning Beaney building and inspiring collections and props to create your portraits. Workshops last 1.5 hours and include exhibition visit and practical session. £5 per student, maximum 30 per group. Larger groups can be split in half and alternate with a museum visit. Booking required.

Curriculum Links

Book here


Ancient Egyptians

egypt
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £4
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Work with our fun facilitator and engage in role play in this fun, hands-on session. Mummify a classmate and groan as the intestines are pulled out, wrap an animal mummy against the clock, investigate real artefacts from Ancient Egypt, and create a real papyrus cartouche!
Curriculum Links

Book here


The Ancient Greeks NEW WORKSHOP FROM SEP 2017 

ancient greece
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

NEW FOR SEP 2017. Explore the Ancient Greeks through a range of activities which you can mix and match to create your perfect museum experience. Check back soon for more information and how to book. These sessions are briefly introduced by one of our facilitators who will provide you with all the resources you need to lead your class through your choice of a range of available activities.
Curriculum Links


Investigating and Creating Portraits

portraits
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £5
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Investigate the meaning of portraits in the collection, including works by famous artists such as Anthony Van Dyck and Dame Laura Knight. Find out what costumes, poses, expressions and symbols can reveal, and work with an artist to create your own masterpiece.
Curriculum Links

Book here


Habitats and Environments NEW WORKSHOP FROM OCT 2017

habitat
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

NEW FOR OCT 2017. Our learning officers are currently creating a brand new Habitats & Environment inspired workshop which will be available at The Beaney from October 2017. Check back soon for full details and booking information. Using our own wildlife collection, pupils will be able to engage in fun activities and learn about animal habitats, adaptations and food chains in this hands on session.
Curriculum Links


Roman Technology & Roman Everyday Life plus Museum Visit

roman everyday life
Duration Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
Cost per child £5 (inside district) £6 (outside district)
Canterbury Roman Museum The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

This popular hands-on session gives participants the exciting opportunity to investigate different types of Roman technology, and experience first-hand the jobs of Roman workers and slaves, including hammering a Roman coin (to take home as a souvenir) and building and firing mini catapults. Then, take part in a fun hands-on workshop, in which children take on the role of archaeologists investigating real artefacts from Roman Canterbury. Half the class explores the museum displays for 40 minutes, while the other half investigates the artefacts, before swapping round.

Activity sheets are available for this workshop!

Combine with our lunch room for an additional £1 per child to make this a stress-free full day visit.

If you would like an individual Roman Technology or Everyday Life session, please contact learning@canterbury.gov.uk 
Curriculum Links

Book here


Anglo Saxons and Vikings NEW WORKSHOP FROM DEC 2017 

vikings
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

NEW FOR DEC 2017. Our learning officers are currently creating a brand new Anglo Saxon workshop which will be available from December 2017. Check back soon for full details and booking information.
Curriculum Links


World War Two NEW WORKSHOP FROM DEC 2017 

ww2
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Our learning officers are currently creating a brand new World War Two inspired workshop which will be available at The Beaney from December 2017. Check back soon for full details and booking information.
Curriculum Links