General Information


For general enquiries please call 01227 862162.


Entrance to the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is free, however a charge may apply for certain special exhibitions and events. Please see our events listings for full details.

2015 Opening Hours

Museum, Tourist information and Café opening hours:

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

Christmas Opening Times 2015

Thursday 24th December Open until 1pm (VIC desk, High Street entrance and Library only. No public access to the galleries. Cafe closed)
Friday 25th December Closed
Saturday 26th December Closed
Sunday 27th December As normal
Monday 28th December As normal
Tuesday 29th December As normal
Wednesday 30th December As normal
Thursday 31st December Open until 4 pm (Café closes at 3pm)
Friday 1st January Closed
Saturday 2nd January as normal

How to find us

The Beaney is located in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury.

18 High Street

Educational Visits

The Beaney offers an exciting programme of events and activities for schools and colleges designed to inspire young people and enrich learning. To find out more click here.

The Kitchen

Relax and unwind over a coffee or light snack whilst admiring our fabulous Museumaker window designed by artist Laura Thomas. The Kitchen is located on the ground floor in the heart of the museum. For more information about eating and drinking at the Beaney please call 01227 862162 or click here - The Kitchen.

Tourist Information

The Beaney is also home to Canterbury's Tourist Information Centre. Click here to find out more.

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