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The Beaney Art Museum and Library
18 High Street,
|Sat 28 Nov||A Very Victorian Christmas|
|Sat 31 Oct - Sun 31 Jan||Cardboard Canterbury|
|Fri 27 - Sat 28 Nov||Christmas Craft and Makers Fair|
|Sat 21 Nov - Sun 28 Feb||Firmin & Postgate: the making of Smallfilms|
|Sat 31 Oct - Sun 31 Jan||The Homeless Film Festival comes to the Beaney|
|Sun 29 Nov||Sounds Beaney: Handel’s Messiah at the Beaney|
The revitalised, extended and restored Beaney Art Museum and Library re-opened its doors to the public in September 2012 to provide state-of-the-art exhibition galleries with excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of interactive events.
The Beaney is also home to one of Canterbury's most famous artists, the Victorian animal painter Thomas Sidney Cooper. This collection is of national importance and spans the full range of Cooper's work.
Permanent displays include over 1,000 objects and themes include Explorers and Collectors and People and Places. Collections span ancient Egyptian and Greek artefacts; objects from East Kent to around the world; birds and butterflies; stained glass windows; paintings and drawings, all of which are showcased in the permanent galleries alongside special exhibitions.
The Beaney is also home to Canterbury's Visitor Information Centre, a café and a shop.
Charges may apply for some special events and exhibitions. See our website for full details.
The Best Lane entrance is step free (lift), it is well lit and has an automatic door.