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Temporary fan exhibitions past and present

Our temporary exhibitions highlight a particular theme in fan history and showcase the diversity of our extensive collections.

The temporary display changes three times a year so there is always something new to explore.

Current Exhibition

All Creatures Great & Small

23 May – 16 September 2017

Sometimes humorous, sometimes curious, fans decorated with animal subjects occupy The Fan Museum’s elegant Georgian interiors this summer. Throughout history fan painters have seen fit to exploit mankind’s innate love of animals, decorating fans with all manner of beasts. All Creatures Great & Small presents a menagerie of fans dating from the 1700s onward…

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Upcoming Exhibition

Street Fans

19th September - 31st December

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign through Art Happens, The Fan Museum presents Street Fans: A Unique Liaison between Street Art and Fan Making.An international cast of street artists including RUN, C215, Nathan Bowen, Dale Grimshaw, Zabou & Sr.X have teamed up with fan maker extraordinaire, Sylvain Le Guen in a bid to reinvigorate the craft of fan making.

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Past Exhibitions

Museum Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday

11am - 5pm


12pm - 5pm

12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER


Adults: £4.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-16): £3.00

National Trust Members:

50% discount across all admission categories

Free Entry for...

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Afternoon Tea at Greenwich Fan Museum

Tea in the Orangery

Enjoy afternoon tea in the beautifully muraled museum orangery.

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £4.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (upon presentation of NUS card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Members/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount across all admission categories

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.

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Embroidered silk fan c1800

The Fan Museum, HA1641

Folding fan with horn monture and silk leaf embroidered with feather motifs and sequins, c. 1800