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Curator in Residence: Easter Special

  • Saturday 26 March 2016

The Fan Museum is celebrating the Easter weekend with a special edition of its Curator in Residence event.

On Saturday 26 March, visitors of all ages can enjoy a fascinating schedule of talks given by one of the museum’s curators.  This will include highlights of the latest exhibition, Treasures of The Fan Museum, and an insight into the Art of Fan Painting.

Talks will take place on the hour every hour from 13.00hrs onwards.  The schedule can be found below:

Reading between the Pleats: an Introduction to the Golden Age of Fan Painting

Fine Art Fans

Treasures of The Fan Museum: Highlights Tour

The festivities will continue over the weekend with a speciality Easter Afternoon Tea on Sunday 27 March (booking essential), and the museum will open on Bank Holiday Monday 28 March 2016.  The Orangery will also open on Bank Holiday Monday for walk-in service from 12.00 – 16.00 hrs.

For further details relating to Easter Weekend events, please contact the museum at

Please note:  The children’s fan-making element of the Curator in Residence event has now been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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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.