Host your next event or meeting at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Situated in the heart of historic Canterbury, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge provides a unique setting for receptions, meetings and events against a stunning backdrop of inspiring collections and world class exhibitions.

  • Collections objects in one of the cabinets in The Explorers and Collectors Gallery.


Just eight minutes walking distance from the mainline station and less than an hour from London St Pancras, the Beaney’s stunning architecture and eclectic collections provide the perfect setting to inspire and entertain.

With an interior as striking and captivating as its beautiful external façade, this unique venue provides the perfect backdrop for Drink Receptions, Dinners, Conferences, Meetings, Presentations and Events.

By hosting an event at the Beaney delegates will have the opportunity to explore our gallery spaces, be inspired by our collections and learn about Canterbury’s rich heritage.

“The Museums Association was delighted to hold a one-day event at the Beaney. The staff were extremely helpful, from front-of-house staff to event staff and we were well looked after before the event and on the day. We couldn’t have asked for better service. The venue itself is lovely, beautifully set out and the catering and service were of the highest standard. The setting in the heart of Canterbury makes it an accessible and interesting venue. I would highly recommend the whole experience.”

Sharon Heal, Museums Association

A Unique and Iconic Venue

The Beaney is a place for everyone, with state-of-the-art galleries and event spaces. Visitors are taken on a visual and historic journey as they travel through themed rooms; housing artefacts from Ancient Egypt and Roman Britain to artworks by Thomas Sidney Cooper and David Hockney.

Please email for more information or to enquire about venue hire.

Our Event Spaces



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Hire The Front Room

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Artefacts in exhibition case The Beaney Museum

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