During 2013 The Beaney has won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious national awards. Being one of ten finalists for the national Art Fund Prize was an important acheivement in itself, which provided The Beaney with a national platform. The innovative learning and Front Room programmes were also recognised through a Sandford Award for Heritage Education and a Collections Trust award for best Participatory Practice using collections for a pioneering health and well-being project. 


Beaney wins Highly Commended at the Beautiful South Awards

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is delighted to win Highly Commended after being shortlisted in the Large Attraction category at the Beautiful South Awards. The awards celebrate the absolute best in tourism and hospitality across the south of England and this year more than 130 entries were submitted across 16 categories.


Art Fund Finalist

Beaney shortlisted for national prize

The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year highlights the innovative and excellent ways that cultural institutions throughout the UK are bringing their collections to life for audiences - exploring the power of objects, telling stories and histories, inspiring audiences, and providing remarkable environments for reflection, illumination and fun. The Clore Award for Learning recognises the celebrates museums and galleries which put learning at the heart of what they do.

Sandford Award

Beaney wins Sandford Award for 2013

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is pleased to announce that we have won a national award for excellence in museum and gallery education.

Sandford Awards (named after their founder Lord Sandford) are presented annually by the Heritage Education Trust to a small number of visitor attractions across the UK that meet the highest standards in heritage education, including historic houses, museums and art galleries.

Paper Apothecary at the Beaney

Collections Trust Award

The pioneering Paper Apothecary project at The Beaney House of Art and
Knowledge in Canterbury has won a national award. The Collections Trust and Historypin awarded the project its inaugural prize for Participatory Practice at a ceremony at The Oval in London on Tuesday 2 July 2013.



Culture Awards 2013

Beaney wins Cultural Landscape Award

The Beaney wins Cultural Landscape Award at the Culture Awards 2013. This award is for a cultural organisation, group or individual making a significant positive impact to the District’s environment, architecture or public space.




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Upcoming Special Exhibition

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 - Friday 8 August to Sunday 2 November


Events & Exhibitions

Armchair Artist Residency - May to December 2014

Robert Jarvis: aroundNorth - Saturday 12 July to Sunday 24 August

Display Space - Sunday 26 July to Sunday 24 August

It'll be over by Christmas - Saturday 2 August, 10am to 4pm

Diane Smalley - Saturday 30 August to Sunday 28 September 


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