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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.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|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.
18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
Map reference: TR 148578 Lat: 51.27968 Long: 1.07946
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Canterbury West station
|Sat 15 Jun 2013 - Sun 12 Jan 2014||The Godwine Charter|
|Fri 20 Sep 2013 - Fri 20 Jun 2014||Wise Words for Wellbeing - Poetry Workshops|
|Sat 30 Nov 2013 - Sun 12 Jan 2014||Urban-Nature: Cas Holmes|
|Sat 7 Dec 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014||Winter Wonder|
|Sat 7 Dec 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014||Winter Wonder Family Activities|
|Thu 12 Dec 2013||An Illustrated History of Christmas|
|Sat 14 Dec 2013||Pot Luck|
|Sat 14 Dec 2013||Story Games Craft with Stage Spiders|
|Thu 19 Dec 2013||Sounds Beaney Carol Singing|
|Fri 20 Dec 2013||Feel Good Fridays: KCA Move to Improve Health Walk|
|Fri 20 Dec 2013||Jumping Beaneys: Create a Winter Landscape|