Explore The Beaney


Discover the rooms, galleries and collections within the newly refurbished Beaney House of Art and Knowledge. 


Materials and Masters Gallery at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Room by Room

Explore the galleries of the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge and find out what's on display. 



interior of the Library at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

The Library

Something for everyone, including books, CD's and DVDs, a varied programme of events, access to an online library and archive services.

man in front room

The Front Room

Changing displays and activities relating to Canterbury and the Beaney with creative opportunities and the chance to contribute ideas. 

View of Canterbury from Tonford by Thomas Sidney Cooper, on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library


Discover highlights from the Beaney's collections including Thomas Sidney Cooper's View of Canterbury from Tonford and our very own mummified cat.

Follow the beaney on:

Current Special Exhibition

Teddy Bear Story - Saturday 10 May to Sunday 27 July 


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

Epic WW1 Battles recreated for the 1920s cinema - Thursday 10 July, 6pm to 7pm

The Imagination Museum - Saturday 12 July 

Project Conway: A Game of Lights, Life and Death - Saturday 12 July to Sunday 20 July