What’s On at The Beaney

With exhibitions, events, workshops and activities that change throughout the year, there are so many reasons to visit!

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Power of the Object Group

Fri 20th October 2023 to Fri 13th December 2024
A group for people affected by dementia or social isolation, to get close to the museum... Read more

Come And Meet Each Other (CAMEO)

Thu 25th April 2024 to Mon 19th August 2024
A supportive group for anyone 55+ with long term health conditions or experiencing social... Read more


Sat 8th June 2024 to Sun 18th August 2024
Test your skills, creativity and knowledge through fun, interactive tasks around the... Read more

Sounds Beaney

Fri 14th June 2024 to Fri 7th March 2025
A new FREE singing group for those with dementia and their partners/carers at The Beaney museum in... Read more

Grooving Well Workshops

Fri 19th July 2024 to Fri 16th August 2024
A new series of free dance workshops with Moving Memory Dance Theatre for people over 50 taking... Read more

Sense of Stigma

Sat 10th August 2024 to Sun 29th September 2024
An exhibition of printmaking, interactive art, ceramics and sculpture sharing artist Mellissa... Read more

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Interactive Smallfilms Table

Interactive Smallfilms Table

Find our digital interactive table in the Smallfilms gallery.

Explore everything about Smallfilms: Watch scenes from Bagpuss episodes and see behind the scenes of these famous TV shows!

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Drawing welcome!

Drawing welcome!

Embrace your artistic side and make your own drawing inspired by the artwork and animals in the Garden Room.

You’ll also find a cosy corner where you can enjoy books about art and animals.

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Let's Play Portraits

Let’s Play Portraits

Dress up in historical costumes inspired by the portraits on display in the People & Places gallery.

You’ll also find props, books and other activities.

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Hold Some History

Hold Some History

Use a scientific microscope or hold real art0feacts and fossils in the Explorers & Collectors Gallery.

You can test out your mummification skills and play musical instruments too!

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Doll's House

Doll’s House

Let your imagination roam free in the Materials & Masters gallery with our popular Doll’s House. Full of furniture and characters for little ones to enjoy.

Don’t forget to take a peek at the Kaleidoscope as well!

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Family Activities

Family Activities

Our museums are always hosting new and exciting family activities and workshops.

In each gallery you’ll find something fun to do that’s inspired by the museum collection!

Artefacts in exhibition case The Beaney Museum

Get closer to The Beaney and immerse yourself in history, heritage, art and culture