Explore The Beaney
Get closer to The Beaney and immerse yourself in history, heritage, art and culture.
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is a Museum, Art Gallery, Library and Visitor Information Centre situated in the heart of historic Canterbury.
Whether you are a frequent Library user, a teacher on a Schools Workshop or an inquisitive explorer studying our treasures from the Ancient worlds; The Beaney is a building for everyone.
Enjoy exploring The Beaney online and we hope to welcome you to The Beaney soon.
Listen Here, Listen Anywhere
Explore The Beaney with audio insights into some of the most interesting artefacts and artworks in the collection. A great way to enhance your experience at the museum or explore the collection from somewhere else.
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Search our collection highlights
The museums Collections online has been redeveloped, making it much easier to search to find what you want. Use the search function to discover objects and topics you are interested in, and to learn more about the past.
Discover our ancient Egyptian mummified cat, the original Bagpuss, artworks from legendary Anthony Van Dyke, to Pop Artist David Hockney, and much more.
Collections and Image Enquiries
Canterbury Museums & Galleries can answer your questions about items in our collection and facilitate access to stored collections for researchers.
We can aso supply images of items in our collections for personal or commercial use upon request. You can also purchase unframed prints for a number of our painting via ART UK’s online shop.
Ethical Object Disposal
Between 2011 and 2017 collections staff conducted a series of Collections Reviews which revealed that there were some items that it would be beneficial to dispose of.