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The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


This award winning space provides state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, dedicated learning facilities and a varied educational programme throughout the year.

The building takes its name from its benefactor, Dr James George Beaney, a Canterbury-born man of modest background who studied medicine before emigrating to Australia, where he found his success. His patronage was fundamental in building the Beaney Institute: a new home for the Canterbury Royal Museum and Free Library, now known as The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge. A cultural hub in East Kent, praised for its welcoming atmosphere, providing a range of services under one roof, uniting art, heritage, books, ideas, information and collections. Whether you are a teacher on a school workshop, a parent enjoying our Explorer Points or an inquisitive researcher studying our treasures from the Ancient worlds; The Beaney is a building for everyone.


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

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