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Highlights


Planning a visit? Don't miss our top ten must see exhibits.

 

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

View of Canterbury from Tonford

By Thomas Sidney Cooper, an early masterpiece with wonderful detail of landscape, animals and people.

Location: The Garden Room.
Museumaker Window by Laura Thomas on display in the Kitchen at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Museumaker Window by Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas’s unique Museumaker-funded windows of coloured threads in glass.

Location: The Kitchen.
Dutch Stained Glass Windows in the stairwells at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Stained Glass Window

Dutch sixteenth and seventeenth-century stained glass window fragments.

Location: Front Stairwell.
Duck-billed Platypus on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Duck-billed Platypus

Duck-billed Platypus from the early collection of the Canterbury Philosophical and Literary Institution museum.

Location: The Study.
Mummified Cat, on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Ancient Egyptian mummified cat

Ancient Egyptian mummified cat.

Location: Explorers & Collectors.
Latham Centrepiece © National Army Museum, London, on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Latham Centrepiece

Latham Centrepiece of 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot, commemorating Lieutenant Matthew Latham's bravery in saving the King's Colours at the Battle of Albuhera despite the loss of an arm.

Location: Explorers and Collectors.
Rev. Henry Lansdell's embroidered 'collector's' trousers on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Rev. Lansdell's embroidered 'collector's' trousers

Reverend Henry Lansdell's embroidered 'collector's' trousers. 

Location: Explorers and Collectors.
South Indian gauntlet sword on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

South Indian gauntlet sword

South Indian gauntlet sword with an elephant deing devoured by a demon.

Location: Explorers and Collectors.
Copy by an unknown artist of a Portrait of a Young Man by Raphael on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Copy by an unknown artist of a Portrait of a Young Man by Raphael

Copy by an unknown artist of a Portrait of a Young Man by Raphael, believed to be a self portrait.

Location: Materials and Masters.
Little Girl at the Door by Harriet Halhed, on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Little Girl at the Door

Little Girl at the Door by Harriet Halhed.

Location: People & Places.

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Upcoming Special Exhibitions

Lure: Kate MccGwire - Saturday 29 March to Sunday 27 April

 
 

Events & Exhibitions

Of Mice and Men: Drawings by Brian Francis - Saturday 29 March to Sunday 6 July

Crafty Kids - Espression Arts - Tuesday 15 April to Wednesday 16 April

Beautiful Birds - Tuesday 17 April

Jumping Beaneys: Easter Egg Hunt - Friday 18 April, 10.30am to 11.30am

Radio Arts Showcase - Saturday 19 April to Sunday 27 April

Kipling & Trix - Thursday 24 April, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Brownies Big Birthday Exhibition - Saturday 3 May to Sunday 1 June

Improv4... Wellbeing - Sunday 4 May, 11am to 3pm

Sounds New Poets - Tuesday 6 May to Thursday 8 May, 12pm to 2pm

Dementia Awareness Week - Monday 19 May to Saturday 24 May

Old Teddy Bears, Rupert Bear and Bagpuss - Thursday 22 May, 6pm to 7pm

 
 

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