The Beaney Highlights Tour

Explore some of our key artefacts and art works at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge! Our tour guide will take you around the galleries to explore the Collection and discuss some of our star objects.  Develop your investigative enquiry skills and discover the stories behind key artefacts and...

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Roman Museum Highlights Tour

One of our Tour Guides will show you around to explore some key objects at the Roman Museum, plus get a chance to investigate some Roman artefacts!  Develop your investigative enquiry skills and discover the stories behind key artefacts in the Collection as you explore the museum in an interactive...

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An artist's impression of the Iron Age hill fort settlement at Bigbury Hill, near Canterbury Image shows a range of prehistoric tools, including hand axes. 

Prehistoric People

Explore the galleries in search of food, make your own shelter and create cave art to experience what life was like for Prehistoric People!  SESSION DETAILS  On arrival, please introduce yourselves at our main Visitor Information Desk where our facilitator will greet you, show you where to put coats and...

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Group Visits

Enjoy great days out designed specifically for groups! Whether you are a Group Travel Organiser or Tour Operator, Canterbury Museums and Galleries have experiences designed to suit your needs. For visits to both Canterbury Roman Museum  or The Beaney , our dedicated team are always happy to cater to meet your group requirements wherever possible....

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Easter Hours

The Beaney will be open over Easter weekend at the following times: Good Friday (19 April): Museum & Galleries – 10am to 5pm Visitor Info – 9am to 5pm Cafe – 10am to 4pm Library – closed Easter Saturday (20 April): Museum & Galleries – 10am to 5pm Visitor Info...

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Mindfulness Mondays at The Beaney

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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Share your Dreams

Share your Dreams Competition  To celebrate the opening of Canterbury’s latest exhibition, The BFG in Pictures, at the Beaney we’d like to invite you to share your dreams with us! Whether you dream in words or pictures enter our ‘whoopsy whiffling ‘competition to have the chance to win a professional...

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Dragon Pendant

  Found isolated and alone in the Kentish soil, and now residing in The Beaney is a creature so legendary it has been part of folklore since early antiquity. Made from gold and reduced to miniature, the creature’s small size does nothing to diminish its marvel. In Old English (or...

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Sculptures of the Magna Carta Barons

When the Palace of Westminster was being rebuilt after the fire of 1834, it was decided to include in the House of Lords a series of statues representing the barons associated with the Magna Carta....

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