A Bouquet of Fans
20th April 2022 - 20th August 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.
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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
- 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
Free entry for disabled visitors and carers (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
Brisé Fan, English, c. 1820
Part of the Hélène Alexander Collection
Please note: The Fan Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday 2nd July, but will reopen as scheduled the following Wednesday 6th July.
Additionally, the Fan Museum is unable to accept any new guided tour or private event bookings for the entirety of September 2022. The Museum will, however, remain open to the public Wednesday-Saturday, 11h00-17h00.
Thank you for your understanding.