The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

LOCATION

CANTERBURY, KENT

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Discover the history of Canterbury's architectural gem, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge and explore highlights of the building and collections. Spanning ancient Egyptian and Greek artefacts, objects from the East Kent area to around the world, birds and butterflies, stained glass paintings and drawings. See the website or telephone for details of activities and exhibitions.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
18 High Street,CANTERBURY,CT1 2RA
Phone : 01227 862162

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Lift & ramps
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: See website

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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