Plan Your Visit

We are thrilled to now be able to welcome you back to The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge! You can pre-book your free museum admission tickets online now.

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Full Opening Hours

Museum & Galleries

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.oopm
Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm

Visitor Information

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


Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday: Closed

For more info visit the Library page.

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

Visitor FAQs

We want to keep you updated about how we are responding to the coronavirus situation. For answers to some of your most frequently asked questions in the light of current guidance please visit our FAQs page.


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

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



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 interpreter-led highlights tours for groups of up to 30 people. The cost is £5 per person (minimum £25 spend applies) in addition to the usual entry price. 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 24 hours in advance. Book online and select ‘The Beaney highlight tour.’

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The Canterbury Roman Museum

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

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