A Bouquet of Fans
20th April 2022 - 24th September 2022
From late Spring to the end of Summer, our first floor galleries will be home to a spectacular exhibition of more than 80 flower-themed fans, A Bouquet of Fans. Curated by the Museum’s Founder & Director, Hélène Alexander, the vast array of floral designs on show span the centuries dating back to the late 16th Century.
Just one highlight for this exhibition is a rare survival from the c.1590s, an Elizabethan fan with intricate embroidery on both sides of its leaf and finely carved ivory sticks.
More Past Exhibitions
Since opening to the public in 1991, The Fan Museum's programme of temporary exhibitions has covered an extraordinary range of fan-related topics. Explore the archive here.
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Museum Admission Pricing
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
- 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
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
Brisé Fan, English, c. 1820
Part of the Hélène Alexander Collection
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.