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A Bouquet of Fans

20th April 2022 - 24th September 2022

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A Bouquet of Fans

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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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
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
Concessions: £3.00
  • 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

Wednesday Special:

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

Brisé Fan, English, c. 1820

Part of the Hélène Alexander Collection


The Museum is now open Tuesday – Saturday, 11h00 – 17h00, last entry at 16h30

The Orangery is not a tea room, and is only available for private hire.

For any enquiries please contact us on 0208 305 1441 or by email .