Situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury; only 8 minutes walking distance from Canterbury mainline station and less then an hour from London St Pancras station, the Beaney’s stunning building and eclectic collections provide the perfect setting to inspire and entertain.

With an interior as striking and captivating as its beautiful exterior, our unique spaces provide the perfect backdrop for drink receptions, dinners and conferences. By staging an event in our galleries guests will also have the opportunity to privately view the collections on display.

Our Museum

Originally designed and built using funding from the museums benefactor, Dr James George Beaney, the building was officially opened in 1899. Following a £14 million restoration project the revitalised Beaney re-opened its doors to the public in September 2012, with state-of-the-art galleries and event spaces.

Visitors are taken on a visual and historic journey as they travel through themed rooms; housing artefacts from Ancient Egypt and Roman Britain, artworks by Sidney Cooper and David Hockney, to name just a few of our exhibits.

The Beaney

Explorers & Collectors

Receptions & Private Hire

The Explorers & Collectors gallery creates the ideal environment to both entertain and inspire.

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The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab

Conferences & Meetings
A modern, vibrant and practical venue to be hired as an education and meeting space.

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Host your next event or meeting at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


Our Guests Say...

“The Museums Association was delighted to hold a one-day event at the Beaney. The staff were extremely helpful, from front-of-house staff to event staff and we were well looked after before the event and on the day. We couldn’t have asked for better service. The venue itself is lovely, beautifully set out and the catering and service were of the highest standard. The setting in the heart of Canterbury makes it an accessible and interesting venue. I would highly recommend the whole experience.”

Sharon Heal
Museums Association




Contact Us

To discuss how the Beaney can help you create a bespoke experience please contact:

Kate Boys-Layton

Senior Commercial Services

01227 862578



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