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The Beaney Cafe

The Beaney Cafe


Whether you are stopping by for your morning Espresso, utilising the Free Wi-fi or enjoying lunch with your friends and family, customers are able to enjoy an ever-changing menu of soups, cream teas, toasted Paninis, sandwiches and locally produced cakes and sweets.

The Beaney Café is located in the centre of the museum on the ground floor adjacent to the main information desk. A selection of the museum’s vintage bikes adorn the walls and visitors can also admire the fabulous Museumaker window designed by artist Laura Thomas to mark the reopening of the Beaney in 2012.

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 12noon - 4pm


10% off food and drink for Canterbury residents with a MyTownMyCity card or App.
20% off food and drink for Canterbury Museums & Galleries members.

All proceeds from the Museum’s commercial activities help fund our exhibitions,
educational programme and the maintenance of our collections and buildings.



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Map reference: TR 148578  Lat: 51.27968 Long: 1.07946

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is located in Canterbury high street adjacent to Best Lane.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


The Best Lane entrance is step free (lift), it is well lit and has an automatic door.

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