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See The Fan Museum in a new light, following the event’s success in 2022!

From 13th to 16th December from 16h30-19h00, The Fan Museum will open later than usual to welcome its visitors into a magical new take on its exhibition spaces, illuminated almost entirely by candles and underscored by classical festive favourites.

During these four evenings, the Orangery reopens its doors for visitors to enjoy a complimentary drink of mulled wine, cider or juice to fend of the crisp winter air.

Ticketholders must book in advance. Tickets will not be offered on the door.

Please note the Museum will be open to the general public as usual from 13h00-15h30, with strict last entries at 15h00, for the duration of Museum by Candlelight.


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  • The Fan Museum at Christmas
Saturday 17th February, 14h00-16h00






Join us at The Fan Museum for an exciting workshop steeped in culture, where under the esteemed guidance of long term Performer and Teacher Kathy Hall, Peking and Kunqu Opera will be explored.



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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 Fan Museum’s opening times each week are Wednesday to Saturday 11h00-17h00, with last entries at 16h30 each day.

Our latest exhibition, ‘Boxed In, Fanned Out: Fans and their Boxes’, is open from 3rd November and will run into the New Year.

Tickets for Museum by Candlelight, our special Christmas late-opening experience, are now on sale. Book now to secure your place!


Opening times may vary in line with public holidays. We will attempt to keep our channels updated in this case.

Our Orangery is not open as a public tearoom.

Click here for details of how to hire the space.