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Local Community Open Day 2016

Saturday 20 August 2016

open day

Following on from the success of last year’s event, The Fan Museum is holding a Local Community Open Day on Saturday 20 August 2016.

The open day is held with the aim of encouraging residents from the local area and nearby boroughs to visit the museum.

Since its inception over twenty years ago The Fan Museum has strived to foster a positive connection and increase engagement with the local community and the forthcoming Open Day provides an opportunity for all sections of the community – particularly those who have yet to visit – to get a taste of one of the UK’s most unique cultural institutions

On the day

FREE admission to all local residents will include: entry to the museum for all Royal Greenwich and Lewisham borough residents upon presentation of proof of address (Driving Licence, utility bill etc.)  Visitors from outside of the local area are invited to attend – usual admission charges will apply.


All events last approximately 15 minutes

11.30 / 13.30 / 15.30 hrs
Green Room

Introducing The Fan Museum

12.00 / 14.00 / 16.00 hrs
Yellow Room

Painted Fan Leaves of the 17th Century

12.30 / 14.30 / 16.30 hrs
Green Room

Fine Artists and the Allure of Fan Painting

13.00 / 15.00 hrs
Upstairs Gallery
Fans of the Livery

13.45 / 15.45 hrs
Upstairs Gallery
Handling Session: Handle and learn about a variety of fan types

All day long
Yellow Room
Fan Making Demonstrations

In addition to the above, the museum will provide activity and picture trails for children and will offer a walk-in service in the museum’s Orangery (cream tea only).


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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, 11h00-17h00 (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.