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The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

18 High Street Canterbury CT1 2RA 01227 378 100

We say

Standing sturdy in the middle of the high street, this recently modernised museum is delightfully traditional in spirit, with antiquities, natural history exhibits and a number of curiosities including a tiny mummified cat. Perhaps best of all is the room of paintings, many of them created by local artists. Special exhibitions feature big-name artists, and there are regular community events and activities. A new library space has recently been finished which also runs reading activities on a weekly basis.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Excellent ★★★★★

Great addition to Canterbury, plenty for everyone. Especially liked the explorers and travellers section. Vast collection of artefacts and objects from every corner of the globe.

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge reviewed by on January 21st, 2015

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Free (certain charges may apply to special echibitions and events)


  • Café
  • Children's Activities
  • Events & Activities
  • Guided Tours
  • Wheelchair Access


Mon–Wed & Sat 9am–5pm, Thurs 9am–7pm, Fri 9am–6pm

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