Adam visits The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Activity Quest

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In the latest episode of Activity Quest, Adam visits The Beaney in Canterbury!

It’s a combination of a museum, library, and art gallery.

We hear about its diverse collection, including a lion skin, tortoise shell, statues, a four-legged baby duckling, chameleons, and a two-headed baby shark!

There’s also a mummified cat…

The collection at The Beaney is meant to teach visitors about various aspects of the world and history.

We explore prehistoric arrowheads and a fossilised mammoth tusk as some of the oldest items in the museum’s collection.

Plus, three modern portraits of people from Canterbury, including a drag queen, an imam and professor, and a Paralympian, are showcased…

Find out more about The Beaney here!

When is The Beaney open?

It all depends what part of the Beaney you’re eager to visit.

Museum & Galleries

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm
Bank Holidays: Open Monday 28 August 2023 (10.00am to 5.00pm)

Visitor Information

Monday to Wednesday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Friday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm


Monday to Wednesday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday: Closed

How much does the Beaney cost?

Entrance to The Beaney is free but a charge may apply for certain special exhibitions and events.

How can I get to the Beaney?

The Beaney’s located at 18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RA.

๐Ÿš— By Car

The Beaney’s located right in the centre of Canterbury so you’ll need to park elsewhere. The nearest car park is probably Holman’s Meadow Car Park.

There are good Park and Ride facilities.

๐ŸšŒ By Bus

Canterbury’s got good Park and Ride facilities and the town centre’s served by lots of busses. Canterbury Bus Station is a short walk away from the Beaney.

๐Ÿš By Train

Canterbury West Station is served by Southeastern Railway. It’s a short walk away from the Beaney.

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