Learning and Education

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Canterbury Museums & Galleries have been delivering FUN and inspiring schools workshops for over 20 years; bringing subjects to life as part of a rich, cross-curricular experience.

Learning is at the heart of what we do and our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity, imagination and creativity.

Booking a Schools Workshop with us gives your pupils the unique opportunity to learn alongside a collection of over 5,000 inspirational artefacts and works of art.

Your class or group can handle real artefacts whilst developing a range of investigative, enquiry-based learning skills.


Whether you are investigating the Ancient Egyptians, exploring art or looking to discover some incredible collections from around the globe, there is bound to be a workshop to suit your classroom needs.

Use these pages to plan your visit to the Museum and to explore the activities and teacher resources available:

school child and artefact at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

School Workshops

The Beaney offers an exciting programme of events and activities for schools and colleges designed to inspire young people and enrich learning.

adult and sculpture on display at the Beaney Art Museum and Library

Activities for adults

The Beaney provides a variety of learning activities for adults. Click below to browse our latest activities.


Activities for Oversees Schools

Overseas Schools

Our museums cater for overseas schools offering a fantastic range of educational resources and activities to suit their needs.

Learning Activities

Teacher-Led Visits

Explore the museum with your class on an exciting teacher-led visit.

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Browse Activities by Key Stage


Book a School Visit

Choose a time and activity to suit your class needs


Arts Award at The Beaney

Arts AwardThe Beaney is an accredited Arts Award Centre. We have Arts Award advisers trained to facilitate and mediate all levels of Arts Award and would be delighted to discuss project ideas with schools and youth organisations.

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