Museum of You

Would you like to have your artwork showcased at The Beaney? Or do you have an interesting object at home that you would like to share a story about? We are inviting you to help us co-create our 'Museum of You' exhibition, celebrating your creativity, stories and experiences for our...

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Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) is free to join for anyone with an interest in creativity and culture and health and wellbeing. Members receive a monthly newsletter with the latest news and have the opportunity to network with other members.  There is also information about funding, case studies,...

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Wellbeing At Home

While The Beaney has been closed to support the Government’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we’ve been sharing digital activities to boost your mood and improve your health while you are social distancing. Research on The NHS England’s ‘6 Ways to Wellbeing’ shows that there are six steps...

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Sensing Culture

The Beaney was part of an HLF-funded RNIB project Sensing Culture to improve the museum and gallery experience for visually impaired visitors. In 2016, the Beaney ran textile and mixed-media artist-led workshops with blind and partially sighted people creating work inspired by the buildings and collections at the Cathedral and...

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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

People affected by dementia or social isolation (and their companions) are welcome to join Power Of The Object Group for themed sessions with object handling, gallery visits and cups of tea! This is a great opportunity to get close to the museum collections and to socialise. Sessions are FREE and...

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Sounds Beaney

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 for wellbeing sessions, including groups such as Skylarks (Singing to Beat Parkinson’s), Monday Music – Singing for Wellbeing, Cantata...

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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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