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The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

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The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library and Visitor Information Centre situated in the heart of historic Canterbury. This award winning facility provides state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, excellent educational facilities...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
18 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RA, England
+44 1227 862162
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All reviews tourist information free museum stuffed animals local library special exhibition photography exhibition public library mummified cat eclectic mix on display very interesting museum high street worth a visit lovely building rainy day all ages lovely place to visit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family oriented exhibitions. Recommend the cafe for the sweet or savoury traditional tea. Has a standing exhibition of local interest and community interaction projects.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anna-MArya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting museum and gallery with a broad spectrum of displays. Also, information on local venues and events.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gavin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Braney has has Ben refurbished in the last few years and the paintings in the Sydney Cooper room are wonderful . The pictures are of old Canterbury! I go in just to see the when I have few minutes to spare Well worth to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nigelaylen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction was recommended to us by a family friend, so we called in as part of a Day Trip to Canterbury. This was a complete delight and we could have spent much longer there but we had to get back for the departure of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lord E
Reviewed 26 November 2018

What's inside the building does not reflect outside. Free entry to see artworks and various discoveries passes away a couple of hours. Ideal time at the moment due to the wildlife photographer of the year is been exhibited.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Such an interesting place, visited on my own and lost completely what time it was. Easy to spend a couple of hours in here. Children friendly too and Free!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shanemO4845TH
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The Beaney.is the most wonderful place to visit for it's books,artifacts,exhibitions,summer fun geared up for children.Reading is a wonderful thing and should be encouraged especially for showing children that books can open their minds.There is nice cafe too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Are you in Canterbury with a couple of hours to spare, or are you tired of the hustle and bustle of the crowds on the High Street, or perhaps you need to avoid a rain shower? Then go to the Beaney, a free museum with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin J
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I often pop in here when I am in Canterbury to have a look round. There are usually different art shows put on in the front room. Also exhibitions are put on upstairs in the gallery. Most are free. There are things to do with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AwayWendy
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We nipped in here one wet Sunday afternoon and what a gem! Some interesting artefacts to see. We particularly loved the special exhibition of Ladybird books, a real blast from the past. And when you see bagpuss and the Clangers oh my goodness. We loved...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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24 August 2018|
Response from Emma L | Reviewed this property |
It is noted on the website for the Beaney that the original Bagpuss and other items have been donated to the museum for "long term display" suggesting that they should be there for the foreseeable future.
25 August 2016|
Response from MumClub | Reviewed this property |
There is disabled access at the rear and disabled toilets in the cafe.