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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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18 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RA, England
+44 1227 862162
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank AwayWendy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank CalHorn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only went in to ask for directions, the staff were very helpful and friendly. So very grateful for the advice

Thank pearlverina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit here was quite interesting this time, too. We have been here a couple of times before. The paintings of cows, the portraits, other works and the collections are still fascinating. The new exhibition of The Ladybird artists 1940 to 1975 was fascinating as...More

Thank MulleEllum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some superb paintings greet you as you enter the building but there are numerous rooms on several floors each occupied by numerous glass cases containing ceramics, metalwork and artefacts collected over the years. The ladybird book artist exhibition was a welcome surprise and very popular.

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am not a typical library visitor, and therefore I was most taken aback by what I found here. I told my wife to leave me there whilst she was shopping (yuk) and meet me at a cafe nearby in half an hour. Two hours...More

Thank Donsafe
Reviewed 13 September 2018

What a superb name, built in the late Victorian period and named after Dr. J. G. Beaney, one of the original benefactors. Today it houses an eclectic display of items brought back to the City by some of the “Grand Tour” collectors, many paintings by...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great inspirational place to be in! A chance to learn from some great people, take part in activities and view some incredible art! A wide range of knowledge to be had in this building and the architecture of it is stunning too! Check it out!

Thank JadeL718
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

If you grew up with Ladybird books like we did - then go and see this - you’ll be excitedly exclaiming ‘ooh I had that one!’ And scouring the wall of books to find your favourites. Was really nice to see and read more about...More

Thank CarolineHudsonSmith
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Great space of local history, exhibit sans a lovely little cafe. Worth a visit. The ladybird book covers were being exhibited, and led to some nostalgic discussions amongst the adults, children were a tad bemused.

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25 August 2016|
Response from MumClub | Reviewed this property |
There is disabled access at the rear and disabled toilets in the cafe.