Welcome to The Beaney

  • Jewellery artefacts on display in a cabinet in The Explorers and Collectors Gallery.

    Learning at The Beaney

    Whether you’re a teacher looking for the perfect school workshop, a student learning online or a homeschooling parent needing lesson inspiration, our Learning offer will have something for you.

    Learning at The Beaney
  • Bagpuss. A pink and white striped stuffed cat

    Smallfilms Gallery Officially open

    Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate created Smallfilms and from their studio in Blean, just outside Canterbury, they created the iconic children’s animations of Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin The Nog.

    Smallfilms Gallery Officially open
  • Family reading Rupert Bear annual

    Rupert Bear Centenerary Celebration

    A special, interactive exhibition celebrating over 100 years of Rupert Bear.

    Rupert Bear Centenerary Celebration
Today's Opening Hours
Mon 15th August

However, a charge may apply for certain special exhibitions and events.

Canterbury’s Museum, Art Gallery, Library and Visitor Information Centre situated in the heart of the historic city centre.

Whether you are a frequent Library user, a teacher on a Schools Workshop, an inquisitive explorer studying our treasures from the Ancient worlds, or a child enjoying family activities; The Beaney is a building for everyone.

Young child looking at museum display cabinet

Learning Groups and Workshops

Canterbury Museums & Galleries have been delivering fun and inspiring workshops for over 20 years, bringing subjects to life as part of a rich, cross-curricular experience.

Artefacts in exhibition case The Beaney Museum

Get closer to The Beaney and immerse yourself in history, heritage, art and culture