The Beaney House of At and Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library, Visitor Information Centre and Café situated in the heart of historic Canterbury. This award winning facility provides state-of-...

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
18 High Street, Canterbury Kent CT1 2RA
Canterbury

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge


The Beaney House of At and Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library, Visitor Information Centre and Café situated in the heart of historic Canterbury. This award winning facility provides state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, excellent educational facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages. Whether you are a frequent Library user, a teacher on a Schools Workshop, a parent enjoying the perfect cup of coffee in our Café or an inquisitive explorer studying our treasures from the Ancient worlds; The Beaney is a building for everyone.

Find us at...

  • The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
  • 18 High Street
  • Canterbury
  • Kent
  • CT1 2RA

Our family-friendly offer

Looking to entertain your little ones? The Beaney is a part of the Kids in Museums campaign which looks to find innovative ways to make museums child-friendly spaces for kids to learn and play in.  

Visit The Beaney for a fun and creative day out for all the family. We have a range of activities suitable for entertaining, engaging and educating children (and adults alike!).

BEAM! Interactive Game Projector
Enjoy our virtual playground where children can enjoy a variety of exciting, motion-activated games!

Explorer Points and Children’s Areas
Discover our Explorer Points, free for children to touch, investigate and play with:
 - The Garden Room: Enjoy a host of farmyard-themed family activities including toys, games and puppets.
 - Explorers & Collectors: See the ancient Egyptian mummified cat and try your hand at mummification.

Dressing Up in our People and Places Gallery
‘Step into the paintings’ and recreate some of the room’s impressive artwork with an interactive dress-up activity!


Accessibility

The Beaney has an accessible entrance at Best Lane, with step free access into the building, a platform lift and a flight of ‘easy going’ steps, which are comfortable for the ambulant disabled and allow for push chairs and other mobility equipment.

The building has accessible toilets on all levels plus baby changing facilities. Our split level reception and library counters have been used throughout to allow access for both standing and seated visitors.

A 12 space disabled car park is also available at the rear of the building, along with accessible public toilets.

To assist the visually impaired, we also have braille signage.

Also we have numerous Touchable Beaney objects on display.


Our At-Home Activities

  • The Beaney's At-Home Creative Activities

    While Canterbury Museums and Galleries are closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re creating a number of FREE educational resources to keep the kids busy while they learn from home.

    3 - 10 years

Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • Canterbury

    Fright at the Museum: The Black Dog Mystery

    03-Oct-2020 10:00 AM - 06-Nov-2020 17:00 PM

    Calling all super sleuths: solve the mystery in our brand new spooktacular trail! Help discover the truth behind the strange sightings of the Black Dog that has been spotted inside The Beaney and arou...

    3 - 16 years
    10/3/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/6/2020 5:00:00 PM

    The Beaney House of At and Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library, Visitor Information Centre and Café situated in the heart of historic Canterbury. This award winning facility provides state-of-...

    The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
    18 High Street, Kent CT1 2RA
  • FREE
    Canterbury

    Rupert Bear Centenary Celebration

    07-Nov-2020 10:00 AM - 07-Mar-2021 17:00 PM

    Bring your family and friends along and join us for this interactive exhibition opening on Saturday 7 November in time for Rupert Bear centenary celebrations!

    0 - 16 years
    11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 3/7/2021 5:00:00 PM

    The Beaney House of At and Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library, Visitor Information Centre and Café situated in the heart of historic Canterbury. This award winning facility provides state-of-...

    The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
    18 High Street, Kent CT1 2RA

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