The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

The Beaney has an accessible entrance at Best Lane, with step free access into the building, a platform lift and a flight of ‘easy going’ steps, which are comfortable for the ambulant disabled and allow for push chairs and other mobility equipment.

The building has accessible toilets on all levels plus baby changing facilities. Our split level reception and library counters have been used throughout to allow access for both standing and seated visitors.

A 12 space disabled car park is also available at the rear of the building, along with accessible public toilets.

To assist the visually impaired, we also have braille signage and maps available.

Also we have numerous Touchable Beaney objects on display including;

  • Tactile painting in the Materials and Masters gallery
  • Touchable Epstein in People and Places gallery (please ask a member of staff for gloves)
  • Carved cabinet in the Materials and Masters gallery
  • Heathcote statue in the Special Exhibitions Gallery Atrium

Coming Winter 2018: We will soon be launching our iBeacon Beaney Trail app. Created in partnership with Royal National Institute of Blind People, the app enables visitors, including the visually impaired, to navigate their way around The Beaney and discover our collections. The app will be available to download for free. More information to follow soon!

For more information about access at The Beaney contact  01227 862162

Nearest Disabled Parking

Orange Street, Canterbury
Disabled Spaces: 18
Located next to Best Lane entrance.
Vehicles displaying a valid Blue Badge only.
Maximum stay 12 hours

Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UD (0.2 miles)
Disabled Spaces: 11
Accepted payments: coins, cards, pay-by-mobile
Monday to Sunday 7am to 9pm (Free outside these hours)
Maximum stay 12 hours

North Lane, Canterbury, CT2 7EB (0.3 miles)
Disabled Spaces: 3
Accepted payments: coins, cards, pay-by-mobile
Monday – Sunday 7am to 9pm (Free outside these hours)

Pound Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2BZ (0.4 miles)
Disabled Spaces: 10
Accepted payments: coins, cards, pay-by-mobile
Monday – Sunday 7am to 9pm (Free outside these hours)


Canterbury Roman Museum

Access to Roman level is via a lift, then level access throughout. The museum is fully accessible for people with disabilities and we offer a range of activities including tactile tours and multi-sensory object investigation sessions for blind and partially sighted people.

Entry prices
We extend our concessionary rate to guests with a disability.

Carers
Free entry is offered to carers.