Plan Your Visit

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

  • the facade of a grand tudor style building with large arched windows, decorative woodwork and three triangular roofs.

Accessible Visiting Times

For those wanting to visit the museum at less busy times, we recommend the first and last hour of each day as the quietest times to visit.


Full Opening Hours

Museum & Galleries

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

Open Monday 12 February 2024: 10.00am to 5.00pm

For more info visit our Museums & Galleries page.

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

For more info visit the Visitor Information page.


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.

Visitor FAQs

For answers to some of your most frequently asked questions, 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

Contact Us

General Enquiries and Visitor Information 01227 862 162



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

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

For resources, advice and information for people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) visiting The Beaney go to SEND at The Beaney.

School and Group 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 and select ‘The Beaney Highlights Tour’.

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