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.

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

The Beaney Art Museum and Library will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2014. 

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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Current Special Exhibition

Teddy Bear Story - Saturday 10 May to Sunday 27 July 


Upcoming Special Exhibition

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


Events & Exhibitions

Armchair Artist Residency - May to December 2014

Epic WW1 Battles recreated for the 1920s cinema - Thursday 10 July, 6pm to 7pm

The Imagination Museum - Saturday 12 July 

Project Conway: A Game of Lights, Life and Death - Saturday 12 July to Sunday 20 July

Robert Jarvis: aroundNorth - Saturday 12 July to Sunday 24 August

Display Space - Sunday 26 July to Sunday 24 August

It'll be over by Christmas - Saturday 2 August, 10am to 4pm

Diane Smalley - Saturday 30 August to Sunday 28 September 


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