The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is an art gallery, library and visitor information centre situated in the heart of historic Canterbury, that has lots in its collection including silverware, mosaics, and sculptures. It features sculptures of the Magna Carta Barons that were created for the Palace of Westminster when rebuilt after the fire of 1834 and were given to the museum in 1906. Also on display are two swords that were unearthed in 1970 and remain a Roman mystery to this day, as they were buried in the grave of two soldiers located within the city walls, where usually officials buried in Roman times were made outside the walls, in cemeteries.
Other collections also include art from many eras and children's favourites Rupert Bear and Bagpuss. There are lots of activities for children and adults with special events throughout the year - see our What's On section for more details.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday

Free, donations welciome
A charge may apply for certain special exhibitions or events, check events listings for full details.

Accessible entrance at Best Lane, with step-free access and a flight of ‘easy going' stairs. Braille signage available.

Canterbury West and Canterbury East stations.

Canterbury Bus Station, top of the High Street.

Park and Ride
Approaching from Dover: New Dover Road CT13EJ
Approaching from Ashford: Wincheap CT13TY
Pay & Display parking and car parks throughout the city.

Cafe • Toilet

Picture Credit: © Canterbury City Council.

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