Thursday, 6 September 2012

Photos of The Beaney Canterbury, newly reopened, and a bit of a ramble.

For those of you unfamiliar with Canterbury, this isn’t another new eatery specialising in food that may cause flatulence, but the reopening of Canterbury’s art gallery, library and museum after a £14m makeover.

Now renamed The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, what I had always thought of as Canterbury Library has a new lease of life.

Their website is you will note the gallery is open on Sundays, so it is another fairly local place to go that is open at the weekends, there is a fair amount for children to do too.

I went to Canterbury mainly to buy a few books and to visit the artist’s materials shop, as this was done while my children were at school I didn’t have enough time to photograph the gallery, which I didn’t realise had reopened.

Such photos as I did take are published directly from my camera card here and here
Unusual comb, click to enlarge and then click to enlarge again.


  1. £14 million for the Beany but they will not rebuild Herne Bay pier! The distribution of funding seems to fall in one basket.

    1. Or Margate pier (jetty!). Would've done far more to revive the place than the TC.


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