Please note, following COVID-19 we have put a number of precautions in place to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. Due to this a number of our children’s activities are temporarily unavailable. Please contact us before you visit for more details.
Looking to entertain your little ones?
Visit Canterbury Museums & Galleries for a fun and creative day out for all the family. All of our museums have a programme of events suitable for entertaining, engaging and educating children (and adults alike!)
Here is a guide to the areas of our museums we have designed especially for Children:
Our free new family friendly Museum Trail takes you on a 45 minute journey around The Beaney. This one-way route will help you get the most out of our museum and galleries at an enjoyable, socially distanced, pace.
BEAM! Interactive Game Projector
Enjoy our virtual playground where children can enjoy a variety of exciting, motion-activated games!
Explorer Points throughout The Beaney
There are *Explorer Points* for children to touch, investigate and play with at all our museums.
The Garden Room: Enjoy a host of farmyard-themed family activities including toys, games and puppets.
Explorers & Collectors Gallery: See the ancient Egyptian mummified cat and try your hand at mummification.
People & Places Gallery: Bring stained glass windows to life by creating your very own.
Family Activities at The Beaney
Our museums are always hosting new and exciting family activities and workshops.
Try on a toga, make a mosaic and handle real Roman objects!
Canterbury Roman Museum provides a family-friendly insight into life in Roman Britain.
Famed for its exquisite mosaics and underfloor heating; the museum is built around the remains of an original Roman town house. Visitors can explore Canterbury’s history, wander through the marketplace and discover hidden treasures.
There is so much to make and do: Try on a toga, make a mosaic, handle real Roman objects and much, much more!
Plus, check out our brand new interactive projector! Have a go at being an archaeologist and uncover your own Roman treasures.
Learning & Education
The Beaney offers a wide range of creative learning activities and self-guided visits from Early Years and KS1-5 school visits to workshops for students and adult learners.
Family events and activities taking place at Canterbury Museums & Galleries