The Beaney Art Museum and Library
18 High Street,
Events at this Venue
|Fri 20 Sep - Fri 20 Jun||Wise Words for Wellbeing - Poetry Workshops|
|Fri 17 Jan - Sun 16 Mar||Investigating Portraits family trail|
|Fri 17 Jan - Sun 16 Mar||Manet Explorer Point activities|
|Fri 17 Jan - Sun 16 Mar||Manet's 'The Execution of Maximilian'|
|Fri 17 Jan - Sun 16 Mar||Political Art and Martyrdom|
|Wed 22 Jan - Wed 19 Mar||More Great Paintings|
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.
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.
Charges may apply for some special events and exhibitions. See our website for full details.
Buy souvenirs and tickets
- Free broadband internet in bedrooms
- Mobile phone coverage
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Guided tours for individuals
- Guided tours for groups
- Smoking not allowed