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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
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount on the Adult price tickets

Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Tuesday 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 Fan Museum will remain closed to the public until November 2021

Museum office is open Monday to Friday 1000-1600.

The Museum office is open Monday to Friday 10.00 – 16.00 hrs. For all enquiries, please email or call 0208 305 1441.