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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
Family ticket (up to 2 Adults and up to 3 Children, also 1 Adult and 4 Children): £10.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Disabled visitors and carers, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens.

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.

Group Bookings

The Museum is now open Tuesday – Saturday, 11h00 – 17h00, last entry at 16h30

From Wednesday 12th June onwards, until otherwise stated, the Museum will be open for general entry from 11:00am-1:00pm, closed to the public between 1:00pm and 2:00pm, and open again from 2:00pm until last entry at 4:30pm. Doors will close as usual at 5:00pm.

For any enquiries please contact us on 0208 305 1441 or by email .