Skip to navigation Skip to main content
InformationAbout this image

Fans of the Livery

7th June - 4th September 2016

Fans from the collection of The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers occupy The Fan Museum’s elegant Georgian interiors during the summer of 2016…

This fascinating exhibition will include fans presented to the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers by Past Masters and a choice of fans from the generous gift of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.  Also included is a historically interesting fan made by F Chassereau, a Worshipful Company Fan Maker active in the middle of the 18th Century.

The Company has shown its collection on only a few occasions, with its fans last seen in public in 1995.

The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers gained its Royal Charter 1709, when London’s fan makers sought to protect their trade from imports shipped from abroad by the East India Company and to control the activities of fan makers arriving from Europe.

Today, the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers exists as a modern Livery Company with links to education, research and the manufacture of fans in their modern applications, providing support to London-based charities, associated schools and providing encouragement to affiliated units of the Armed Services and Cadet forces.

 

More information about the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers can be found here.

Browse Past Exhibitions

Museum Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday

11am - 5pm

Sunday

12pm - 5pm

12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER

Admission

Adults: £4.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-16): £3.00

National Trust Members:

50% discount across all admission categories

Free Entry for...

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Afternoon Tea at Greenwich Fan Museum

Tea in the Orangery

Enjoy afternoon tea in the beautifully muraled museum orangery.

Search the Website

Enter a search term below to search the whole website.

Join the Newsletter

Get regular updates on upcoming events and new displays.

* = required field

Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £4.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (upon presentation of NUS card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Members/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount across all admission categories

Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Tuesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens and disabled visitors (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

Al Fresco Fantasy

Mother of pearl fan with vellum leaf by the prominent 19th Century Parisian fan maker, Felix Alexandre (c. 1865-70)