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'In Celebration!' - Fans of the Opera

Monday 15 February 2016

The Fan Museum’s 2016 ‘In Celebration!’ programme springs into life on Monday 15 February with an intriguing blend of opera & fan etiquette…Gifted Soprano, Sarah Minns performs arias from a selection of well-loved operas including Carmen & Madame Butterfly.

Accompanying each of the arias, The Fan Museum’s Director, Hélène Alexander offers amusing insights and guidance on the correct way to handle fans according to period, place and context.

SARAH_MINNS_HEADSHOT_COLOUR_DEC12Sarah Minns started her operatic career at 18 years old playing the role of Verity in the world premiere of Jago by Mike Westbrook (broadcast on BBC Radio 3). Sarah has worked with many of the national opera companies including Opera North, Opera Holland Park, Grange Park Opera & Welsh National Opera. She trained at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During her time in Cardiff, Sarah held a vocal scholarship with the BBC and sang with Welsh National Youth Opera.

Tickets include admission to the Museum’s 25th anniversary exhibition, Treasures of The Fan Museum, as well as post performance refreshments. Please note that all ‘In Celebration!’ events are subject to advance booking and are likely to sell out. With this in mind, you are advised to purchase tickets ASAP.

Event Essentials

Event Name: Fans of the Opera

Event Time: show starts at 19.00hrs; doors to the museum open at 18.30hrs

Event Date: Monday 15 February 2016

Event Location: The Fan Museum, 12 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ER

Event Price: £15.00 / £10.00 (students) advance booking only

For further information or to book tickets for events at The Fan Museum contact: or 020 8305 1441.


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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with valid student card)
  • Children aged 6-17 years
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • Museum Association members
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Royal Museums Greenwich members
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
Free Entry for…

Children aged 6 years and under, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens and disabled visitors (except for groups)

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 open as usual Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10h00-17h00 (last admissions at 16h30).

Please note that we will be closed from Thursday 2nd June to Saturday 4th June inclusive for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.

Thank you for your understanding.