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The Beaney Art Museum and Library
18 High Street,
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.