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Boxed In, Fanned Out: Fans and Their Boxes

Friday 3 November 2023 - Saturday 23 March 2024

From Friday 3 November 2023, The Fan Museum ushers in its seasonal exhibition Boxed In, Fanned Out: Fans and Their Boxes.

This exhibition seeks to show the relationship between fans and their boxes with examples coming from many countries and time periods. Whether the boxes are simply holders of fans, or an integral part of the fan itself, ‘Boxed In, Fanned Out’ features outstanding examples from The Fan Museum’s collection including elaborately decorated lacquer boxes from China, handmade paper tubes from eighteenth century Europe and elegant custom-made cases complementing their contents. The exhibition runs from Friday 3 November 2023 to Saturday 23 of March 2024.


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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.

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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 info@thefanmuseum.org.uk .