Key Stages 3 to 5 (Ages 11 to 18)


Work with a creative facilitator or interpreter from the Beaney learning team to deepen understanding and learn new skills and techniques across a wide range of subjects from art and design, to photography, history, world culture and religion.

Artist-led tours and workshops
Be inspired by art and artifacts at the Beaney, and take part in artist and creative facilitor-led workshops to learn new skills and techniques. Tours and workshops can be tailored to meet individual requirements and to relate to specific areas of coursework. Subject areas and themes will include portraits, landscapes, sculpture, prints and drawings, photography, history and world culture. Please contact the learning team for further details and prices.

Special Exhibitions - tours and workshops
Explore our current temporary exhibition in an artist-led session ,then experiment with materials, styles and techniques inspired by what you have seen. Half or whole day visit. Please contact the learning team for further details and prices.

Secret Obsessions - Exploring and creating Cabinets of Curiosity
Investigate and handle fascinating artifacts from around the world, and see one of the earliest known cabinets of curiosity, dating from the mid 1600s. Students can use this experience as inspiration to create a personal collection, cabinet and sketchbook of their creative journey. A whole day visit to the Beaney, Canterbury Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral Archives (10am to 4pm), supported by a comprehensive package of pre and post visit and loan resources. Please contact the learning team for further details and prices.

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Current Special Exhibition

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 - Friday 8 August to Sunday 2 November


Upcoming Special Event

Kent Dance Network in residence at the Beaney - Throughout December 2014


Contact us

To find out more about activities for schools at the Beaney Art Museum and Library please contact Martin Crowther on 01227 862162 or email Martin Crowther


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