Coronations & Celebrations
Wednesday 1st February 2023 - Saturday 24th June 2023
From Wednesday 1st February, The Fan Museum reopens its doors in 2023 with our new exhibition, Coronations & Celebrations.
We greet the new year with an exhibition in commemoration of the crowning of King Charles III and the Queen Consort (6th May 2023) – who has, for many years, taken a great interest in The Fan Museum’s work. Come and see centuries of royal fans from across the continent: from a special, printed, English fan marking the restoration of Charles II almost 400 years ago, to the contemporary fans made by The Fan Museum in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
Spanning centuries of history across the much-known royal legacies of Europe, this exhibition is not merely a look back on what has been but a rally of hope for what is to come.
Coronations & Celebrations concludes on Saturday 24th June and is not to be missed in this monumental and historical year.
Folding Fan, Belgian, c.1881, The Fan Museum. Hélène Alexander Collection 1450 Folding Fan, French, c.1760, The Fan Museum. The Fan Museum Trust Collection LDFAN2016.15 Folding Fan, French, c.1815, The Fan Museum. Hélène Alexander Collection 1938 Folding Fan, French, c.1770, The Fan Museum. Hélène Alexander Collection 1563 Folding Fan, English, c.1660, The Fan Museum. Hélène Alexander Collection 1723
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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
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
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.