The Beaney Art Museum and Library
18 High Street,
Events at this Venue
The revitalised, extended and restored Beaney Art Museum and Library re-opened its doors to the public in September 2012 to provide state-of-the-art exhibition galleries with excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of interactive events.
The Beaney is also home to one of Canterbury's most famous artists, the Victorian animal painter Thomas Sidney Cooper. This collection is of national importance and spans the full range of Cooper's work.
Permanent displays include over 1,000 objects and themes include Explorers and Collectors and People and Places. Collections span ancient Egyptian and Greek artefacts; objects from East Kent to around the world; birds and butterflies; stained glass windows; paintings and drawings, all of which are showcased in the permanent galleries alongside special exhibitions.
The Beaney is also home to Canterbury's Visitor Information Centre, a café and a shop.
Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
Library opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday 9am to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 24th and 31st December the museum will close at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.
Charges may apply for some special events and exhibitions. See our website for full details.
- Free broadband internet in bedrooms
- Mobile phone coverage
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Guided tours for individuals
- Guided tours for groups
- Smoking not allowed