Sidney Cooper Gallery

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Canterbury’s premier modern art gallery. 

Gallery opening hours

Tuesday - Friday:
10.30am - 5:00pm

11.30pm - 5:00pm (closed Sunday and Monday)

Getting here

The Sidney Cooper Gallery is located in the main street of Canterbury city centre, close to the Westgate Towers which enclose one of the original medieval gateways into the city. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the cathedral and all the amenities the city has to offer.


Sidney Cooper Gallery
St Peter's Street
Kent CT1 2BQ

T: 01227 453267

Box Office

Tickets for most events can be bought on the door. Payment is accepted by cash and most credit cards.


The gallery features a shop selling an array of books and artist stationery. 


The Gallery is located between St Peter’s Street, which is an historic pedestrian streetscape and Westgate Hall Road. The pedestrian access to the grade 2 listed building, built in 1868 is via three steps in St Peter’s Street.

Wheelchair user access is via the Westgate Hall Road entrance (opposite Westgate Hall) and is close to the Pound Lane public car park. There are informal drop kerbs from the car park to the Gallery. Wheelchair lifts with a maximum load of 250kg have been installed within the building to provide access to the Gallery level.

Please contact Gallery staff in advance by telephone (01227 453267) or email to arrange access.


If you bring a packed lunch there are a number of great spots to sit down, relax and enjoy it.  Westgate Tower gardens are not far from the gallery or, you might like to combine a visit to our gallery with a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, The Marlowe Theatre or Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.

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