The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

Collaborating with others is one of our six priorities. The Beaney develops and sustains partnerships across the cultural, educational, community and business sectors, nationally, regionally and locally, to deliver a high quality service and to contribute to the development of the economic, cultural and social life of Canterbury district. Find out more

Canterbury Heritage and Roman Museum

Strong learning and access partnerships have been developed with many local and national organisations including:

  • Canterbury Christ Church University (Department of Initial Teacher Education and Events Management courses).
  • Local schools and colleges.
  • University of Kent (including Classical and Archaeological Studies, School of History and MSc Science Communication and Society).
  • THINK (The Heritage Innovation Network).
  • Canterbury Archaeological Trust.
  • Royal National Institute for the Blind. 

Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

Herne Bay Museum and Gallery works closely with the local community, with groups such as the Herne Bay Historical Records Society (who generously lend their considerable collections) and Herne Bay Community Memories Group (on exhibitions including Not the End of the Pier Show, Make Do & Mend, and Herne Bay Sporting Lives) and the Herne Bay Festival.

It also regularly collaborates with national organisations such as the British Cartoon Archive ( the Cartoonists at the Olympics exhibition) and regional organisations such as Turner Contremporary (the Contemporary Turner exhibition).

Support from local businesses includes Beer Brothers (who donate the wine for private views) and Tesco (who donate soft drinks). In turn, the Museum hosts Festival treasure hunts and town trails.

Local schools work on projects within the museum and regularly visit.
The Friends of Herne Bay Museum and Gallery provide volunteer and financial support to sponsor exhibitions.

Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Whitstable Museum and Gallery has been firmly embedded in the community from its inception. Today it still works closely with groups such as the Favourite Trust (boat building and oyster fishing displays); Telling Whitstable's Story community memories group (on exhibitions including the little shops of Whitstable, people and their sheds, and make do & mend) and the Whitstable Oyster Festival.

It also regularly collaborates with national organisations such as the Natural History Museum (on events such as be Nice to Nettles day and Hedgerow Harvest), the British Cartoon Archive (the Giles Afloat exhibition) and the Mary Rose Trust (loans for special diving exhibitions).

Collaborations with local businesses include sponsorship from The Canterbury Auction Galleries (fine-art transport for exhibitions) and The Wine Room (who donate the wine for private views). In turn, the museum organises town trails (on themes including diving, Peter Cushing and natural history) linking businesses in Whitstable.

Local schools work on projects within the museum and regularly visit. 
The Friends of Whitstable Museum and Gallery provide volunteers and considerable financial support to sponsor exhibitions and purchase items for the museum. Local businesses are welcomed as corporate members.


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Contact Us

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
Tel: 01227 862162
Email: The Beaney

Canterbury Heritage Museum
Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR
Tel: 01227 475202
Email: Canterbury Museums 

Canterbury Roman Museum
Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR
Tel: 01227 785575
Email: Canterbury Museums 

Herne Bay Museum and Gallery
William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ
Tel: 01227 367368
Email: Canterbury Museums 

Whitstable Museum and Gallery
Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB
Tel: 01227 276998
Email: Canterbury Museums 


What's On Guide

Download the Canterbury Museums and Galleries What's on guide

For all our latest exhibitions and events pick up a Jan-Apr 2015 What's On guide at any of our Museums or see the full list here