Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge information

Canterbury , England
18 High St
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Wed, Fri & Sat, 9am-7pm Thu, 10am-5pm Sun
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This mock-Tudor edifice is the grandest on the main shopping thoroughfare, if not the most authentic. Formerly called the Royal Museum & Art Gallery, it has housed Canterbury’s main library, a museum and an art gallery since 1899 – it’s current name is in honour of the 19th-century benefactor who funded the original building. In addition to the city’s main library and the tourist office, the mixed bag of museum exhibitions is worth half an hour between the main sights.

There’s also a good cafe and interesting temporary exhibitions (admission sometimes charged).