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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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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World War Two workshop

Join the war effort and learn about the experiences of children and the Home Front in Canterbury during WW2. Become an evacuee to escape the dangers of war stricken Canterbury and, Undertake Air Raid Warden training - look out for bomb damage and put out a fire.

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Medieval Canterbury – Facilitated

Investigate what life was like in Medieval Canterbury through a range of learning activities including a fun, interactive workshop facilitated by our staff, examining artefacts including medieval pilgrim badges and exploring how Canterbury became a popular tourist destination.

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Rupert Bear Workshop

Come and meet Rupert Bear and his friends in the Beaney and hear tales of their adventures in Nutwood. You will also make and take home a Rupert inspired ‘art y fact’!

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Bagpuss & Friends

Come and meet Bagpus and his friends in the Beaney and hear the tales of how between them all they investigate and fix the strange objects they find - a bit like us at the museums! You will also make and take home a Bagpus inspired ‘art y fact’!

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Wildlife & Habitats

Explore our colourful wildlife collection and discover the story behind one of our special exhibits. Find out about habitats and adaptations, investigate specimens from around the world and take part in a creative activity.

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Roman Mosaic Makers

Come and take part in our fun hands-on mosaic making workshop. Take a journey around the Roman Museum, finding out about Roman artefacts using our Explorer Guide to record your findings. Then, create your own replica mosaic tile to take back to school inspired by the original Roman floor and...

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Meet the Archaeologist

Meet an archaeologist to discover what archaeology can tell us about life in the past! Investigate and handle real artefacts. Workshops can focus on the practice of archaeology in general or be tailored to suit groups specifically interested in Roman archaeology. Key stage 1/beginner ESOL students, key stage 2 and...

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Victorian Toys & Games

Investigate real Victorian toys including Lily the doll and find out what they’re made of and how they work. Dress up just like Victorian children and discover toys lost under the floorboards of local buildings since Victorian times. Then make traditional marbles to take home and learn to play fun...

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