Situated in the heart of historic Canterbury, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge provides a unique setting for conferences, meetings and events against a stunning backdrop of inspiring collections and world class exhibitions. 

Just 8 minutes walking distance from the mainline station and less than an hour from London St Pancras station, the Beaney’s stunning architecture and eclectic collections provide the perfect setting to inspire and entertain.

With an interior as striking and captivating as its beautiful exterior, our unique venue provides the perfect backdrop for:

  • Drink Receptions
  • Dinners
  • Conferences
  • Meetings & Presentations

By staging an event at the Beaney delegates will also have the opportunity to explore our galley spaces, be inspired by our collections and learn about Canterbury's rich heritage.

Our Event Spaces

The Beaney is a place for everyone, 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 to artworks by Sidney Cooper and David Hockney.

Explorers Gallery

Explorers Gallery

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

Meeting Room

Meeting Room

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

Hire the Front Room

Looking to hire a gallery space?

Applications are currently being taken for 2016


The Front room is a dynamic and collaborative temporary exhibition space available for hire.


The gallery provides the opportunity for community generated exhibitions to be displayed and celebrated and for artists and artists’ collectives to showcase and sell their work.

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




Make your 2016 Christmas party a night to remember with a magical evening at the Beaney!


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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All proceeds from the Museum's commercial activity help fund our exhibitions, educational programmes and maintenance of collections and building.

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