Explore highlights of the Beaney's permanent collections spanning Ancient Egyptian and Greek artefacts, objects from the East Kent area to around the world, birds and butterflies, stained glass, paintings and drawings. These fascinating collections are now newly displayed following the careful refurbishment of this historic building and its galleries.
World Explorers and Travellers
The Beaney's collections include a range of fascinating items donated by people with Canterbury connections who travelled the world.
Reverend Henry Lansdell's Travels Across Asia
During the 1870s and 1880s, Henry Lansdell travelled across Europe and Asia. Whilst travelling he acquired various items by gift or purchase.
Materials and their Uses
Materials have been creatively transformed by people over the centuries into a huge range of useful and decorative items. Find out more here.
Colour and Camouflage
This Beaney display is arranged in rainbow colour order, with a group of mimic and camouflage patterns, and selected works of art to complement the collection.