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Digital Programmes

Discover The Fan Museum's wide range of digital initiatives.

Online Talks

Thank you to all those who joined us for Talking Fans: Season III.

Delivered by the Museum’s expert staff, each talk emphasized a particular aspect of the collections or a new area of curatorial research pertaining to fans and fan making, and focused on the seasonal exhibition Coronations & Celebrations.

Whilst the three talks have concluded, they have been recorded for archival purposes. Please contact the General Manager to receive a recorded version if you are keen to view any of the talks (charges may apply).


Stay connected with us on social media or keep an eye on our website for future lecture announcements.

Social Media

The Museum’s social media feeds are regularly updated with richly illustrated content designed to publicise the collections and create broader interest in fans and fan making.

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Digital programmes on Social Media

Explore our collections on Art UK

As part of our ongoing partnership with Art UK, the ‘online showcase for art in every UK public collection’, our dedicated Art UK collection page features more than seventy fans from the private collection of the Museum’s Founder, Hélène Alexander, and The Fan Museum Trust Collection. Each fan is beautifully photographed and enriched with detailed descriptions of its imagery, design, manufacture and context.

Virtual Exhibitions

In addition to the changing exhibitions taking place at The Fan Museum, we invite you to enjoy a number of virtual exhibitions or ‘Stories’ specifically curated for the Google Arts & Culture Platform. Each exhibition is themed around a particular period or genre and combines dynamic texts with high-resolution, zoomable object images.

Digital exhibitions

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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.