Health and Wellbeing Exhibitions

Our long-term aim at the Beaney is to engage people from all walks of life, ensuring they feel welcomed and keen to return. Many of our health and wellbeing projects that take place behind the scenes produce exhibitions in our Front Room gallery – a chance to celebrate the work...

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Mindfulness Mondays

Come and take part in a mindful journey through the museum.  Learn how to relax and take time to take in your surroundings and look slowly at pieces from  the museum’s collection. Enjoy this cross-curricular learning experience with elements of Literacy, Numeracy, Art, History, Geography, PSHE: Health and Well-being and...

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The Power of The Object Group

*Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, our The Power of the Object Group is now taking place online. Please visit our What’s On page for more information* People affected by dementia or social isolation (and their companions) are welcome to join The Power Of The Object Group for themed sessions with object...

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Sounds Beaney

*Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have had to cancel our Sounds Beaney sessions until further notice.* All Sounds Beaney performances are free of charge, drop in (but limited seating) and take place in our Explorers & Collectors Gallery (unless otherwise stated). We regularly host Sounds Beaney, music...

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Health and Wellbeing Commissions

In March and April 2019 Confidance led Creative Movement sessions for 2-4 year olds and their parents. Participants were invited to join Confidance to play, explore and create in a fun and nurturing space accompanied by an eclectic mix of music. In these sessions, space was made to share the...

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Happy Museums

This innovative programme has led to The Beaney becoming a pioneering happiness hub within the district. Joining a community of UK museums, The Beaney is part of the Happy Museum, a national initiative funded by Arts Council and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, who are committed to supporting wellbeing and a...

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Group Visits

Enjoy great days out designed specifically for groups! Whether you are a Group Travel Organiser or Tour Operator, Canterbury Museums and Galleries have experiences designed to suit your needs. For visits to both Canterbury Roman Museum  or The Beaney , our dedicated team are always happy to cater to meet your group requirements wherever possible....

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Easter Hours

The Beaney will be open over Easter weekend at the following times: Good Friday (19 April): Museum & Galleries – 10am to 5pm Visitor Info – 9am to 5pm Cafe – 10am to 4pm Library – closed Easter Saturday (20 April): Museum & Galleries – 10am to 5pm Visitor Info...

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Share your Dreams

Share your Dreams Competition  To celebrate the opening of Canterbury’s latest exhibition, The BFG in Pictures, at the Beaney we’d like to invite you to share your dreams with us! Whether you dream in words or pictures enter our ‘whoopsy whiffling ‘competition to have the chance to win a professional...

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Dragon Pendant

  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...

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