Plan Your Visit

We are thrilled to welcome you back to The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge!

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Full Opening Hours

Museum & Galleries

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm

Visitor Information

Monday to Wednesday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Friday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm

Library

Monday to Wednesday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday: Closed

For more info visit the Library page.

Christmas opening hours

Museum & Galleries and Visitor Information

Friday 24 December: Open
Saturday 25 December: Closed
Sunday 26 December: Closed
Monday 27 December: Closed
Tuesday 28 December: Open
Wednesday 29 December: Open
Thursday 30 December: Open
Friday 31 December: Open
Saturday 1 January: Closed
Sunday 2 January: Open
Monday 3 January: Closed

Library

Friday 24 December: Closed
Saturday 25 December: Closed
Sunday 26 December: Closed
Monday 27 December: Closed
Tuesday 28 December: Closed
Wednesday 29 December: Open
Thursday 30 December: Open
Friday 31 December: Open until 4pm
Saturday 1 January: Closed
Sunday 2 January: Closed
Monday 3 January: Closed

For more information on accessibility at The Beaney visit our accessibility page.

 

Visitor FAQs

For answers to some of your most frequently asked questions in the light of current guidance, please visit our FAQs page.

Admission

Entrance to The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is free. However, a charge may apply for certain special exhibitions and events. Please see our events listings for full details.

Getting Here

Our Location

18 High Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2RA

Floorplan Maps

You can find our current map and one-way route inside the building on The Beaney Downstairs Map and The Beaney Upstairs Map

Contact Us

General Enquiries and Visitor Information 01227 862 162

Email: beaney@canterbury.gov.uk

Accessibility

We have a wide range of services for our visitors with access requirements.

Find out how to make the most of your visit on our Accessibility at The Beaney page.

Educational Visits

The Beaney offers an exciting programme of learning workshops, activities and tours.
To find our more vIsit our Learning page.

Guided tours

We offer pre-booked highlights tours for groups of up to 30 people (min 8 people). The cost is £6 for adults and £3 for children (minimum £48 spend applies). The tour, lasting approx 45 mins, gives a fascinating insight into the stories behind The Beaney building and its diverse collections. Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Book online here and select ‘The Beaney Highlights Tour’.

Visit our other Museum

The Canterbury Roman Museum

Explore Canterbury’s history around the remains of an original Roman town house and Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Find out more - The Canterbury Roman Museum
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