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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Sensing Culture

Fri 21st April 2023 to Fri 15th March 2024
The Beaney’s monthly Sensing Culture! Creative Workshops provide a space for adults living with... Read more

Come And Meet Each Other (CAMEO)

Mon 25th September 2023 to Mon 19th August 2024
A supportive group for anyone 55+ with long term health conditions or experiencing social... Read more

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

Open House

Sat 11th November 2023 to Sun 7th January 2024
A co-curated exhibition at The Beaney, working with the local community to generate new stories,... Read more

Artist talks: Storytellers

Sat 9th December 2023 to Sat 10th February 2024
A series of 'in conversation' artist talks by Kent artists alongside the Storytellers exhibition at... Read more

Sounds Beaney

Tue 12th December 2023 to Tue 12th December 2023
Canterbury Cantata and Monday Music Folkestone singing groups perform a mixture of festive songs... Read more

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Interactive Smallfilms Table

Interactive Smallfilms Table

Find our digital interactive tabl 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 cosey 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 and hold real artfeacts 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