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Open to the public since 1991, The Fan Museum is the only organisation of its kind devoted entirely to the history, culture and craft of the fan. Our award-winning Museum is small-scale, Independent, and accredited by Arts Council England. Situated within the World Heritage Site of Greenwich, London, a pair of beautifully restored Grade II* Listed early Georgian period townhouses are the perfect setting for our extraordinary collections.


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The Fan Museum is small-scale, independent and receives no public funding. Learn more about the various ways you can support our mission here.

Digital Exhibitions & Collection Previews

In addition to the changing exhibitions happening at The Fan Museum, we invite you to explore virtual fan exhibitions specifically curated for the Google Arts & Culture Platform. The exhibitions are themed around different periods or fan genres and combine dynamic texts with fine quality imagery designed to invite closer inspection.

You can also preview highlights from the Helene Alexander Collection and The Fan Museum Trust Collection on Art UK, the online home for every public art collection in the UK.


The Fan Museum Gift Shop

Why not browse our Museum Shop from the comfort of your own home?

With a huge variety of gift ideas – from bespoke jewellery to reference books and catalogues, stationery to decorative ornaments – our online shop caters to every taste.

All orders are shipped with tracking information and should arrive (to UK addresses) within five working days.

Please note, whilst we do ship internationally, additional charges may be incurred according to package weight and distance.

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount on the Adult price tickets

Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for disabled visitors and carers (except for groups)

Please note that the discounts listed above cannot be applied when visitors are part of a large group visit or guided tour group.  Please click here for further details.

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Please note: The Fan Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday 2nd July, but will reopen as scheduled the following Wednesday 6th July.

Additionally, the Fan Museum is unable to accept any new guided tour or private event bookings for the entirety of September 2022. The Museum will, however, remain open to the public Wednesday-Saturday, 11h00-17h00.

Thank you for your understanding.