Welcome to The Beaney

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    A Place of Safety

    A new exhibition coming to The Beaney, shining a light on the relationship between mental health, artistic practice and the places that make us feel safe.

    Sat 23rd April 2022 to Sun 5th June 2022

    A Place of Safety
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    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
Today's Opening Hours
Thu 26th May

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.

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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