Current Programme

Find out about Canterbury Museums & Galleries’ latest work as a National Portfolio Organisation.

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Current programme

Our current programme of work enables the Museum to explore the extent to which people feel arts and culture contribute to their sense of belonging, wellbeing, inclusion, and community. 

Alongside our regular community groups, we will be arranging special exhibitions, workshops, and events to support this work.

In the coming years you can expect to see:

  • Engaging co-curated exhibitions with local community groups and partners, such as our Open House temporary exhibition which ran in Autumn 2023.
  • Changes to how some of our collection is labelled and displayed, as we work with visitors and groups to find new stories to some of our objects and artwork.
  • Developments to our digital offer including our Listen Here, Listen Anywhere audio descriptions, creating more QR codes for visitors to use.
  • Improvements to accessibility as we work with those with lived experience to shape our programming and displays.
  • New Loans Box resources for use by schools and care settings to connect to the Museum collection.
  • New partners and activity in the museum to help improve mental health and wellbeing.

Get involved

We can’t do this on our own – we need to work together with our visitors and communities!

Visitor Stories

We are currently seeking contributions of stories and information you may have about objects in our collection. The objects on display were collected at different times, from different places in different ways.  Sometimes we know a lot about an object, and other times we need further information and research.

We are seeking: 

    • Personal responses

    • Questions or queries

    • Information from experience or research

We would gratefully receive any contributions, either by completing a form in person at The Beaney, or by emailing

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