General Enquiries and Visitor Information

 01227 862162

How to find us

18 High Street


For information on accessibility at The Beaney click here.

Please note some of the stones from the mosaic on the front of our building have started to fall away. We have put up scaffolding to investigate and fix the problem as well as keep the public safe. However we remain open as usual while the work takes place.

Opening Hours

Museum & Galleries

Monday Closed
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm


Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 3.30pm

Visitor Information

Monday to Wednesday 9am to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm


Monday to Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday Closed


Entrance to The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is free. However, a charge may apply for certain special exhibitions and events. Please see our events listings for full details.

Educational Visits

The Beaney offers an exciting programme of learning workshops, activities and tours. Find out more here

Guided Tours

We offer pre-booked highlights tours for groups of up to 30 people (min 8 people). The cost is £6 for adults and £3 for children (minimum £48 spend applies). The tour, lasting approx 45 mins, gives a fascinating insight into the stories behind The Beaney building and its diverse collections. Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Book online here and select ‘The Beaney Highlights Tour’. 


Wheelchair access


Baby Changing facilities


Free water bottle refill service