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COVID-19 Safety Measures

Find out more about safety measures in place at the Museum.

Preventative Measures

All surfaces, touchpoints and public areas of The Fan Museum are cleaned regularly with anti-viral and anti-bacterial cleaning products.

To ensure the Museum is adequately ventilated, doors and windows may be left open for part of the day. Please be advised that this is not always possible as we balance these measures with temperature controls for our sensitive collection objects.

Wherever possible, for the safety of all visitors and staff, we invite adults 16 and over to wear a face covering whilst inside the Museum.

On Arrival

Hand sanitiser and spare surgical face masks are available to all visitors. Audio guides are cleaned and dried between uses by members of staff.

We invite our visitors to take a lateral flow test before visiting, though the result of this does not need to be shared with Museum staff in line with GDPR regulations. The use of a NHS App Domestic COVID Pass is welcomed and appreciated.


Please note that these measures are used on a discretionary basis to best protect vulnerable staff and visitors and we acknowledge that there is no legal requirement to uphold them.


Visitors may, at any time, request more information about the measures and procedures in place by emailing the General Manager.

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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.