The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
The Beaney is an art museum and library situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury.
This fabulous facility provides state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, a brand new and extended library, excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of interactive events for all ages.
The building takes its name from its benefactor, Dr James George Beaney, who died in 1891 and left money in his will to the city of Canterbury. The city council had the Beaney Institute (as it was formerly known) designed and built using this funding along with some of its own resources. The architect was A.H.Campbell and the building was officially opened on 11 September 1899.
Charges may apply for some special events and exhibitions. See our website for full details.
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|Notes||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
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.
ContactThe Beaney Art Museum and Library
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VenueThe Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
Map reference: TR 148578 Lat: 51.27968 Long: 1.07946
Located in the high street adjacent to Best Lane.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Canterbury West station