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Treasures of The Fan Museum

16th January - 05th June 2016

Celebrating the Museum’s Twenty Fifth anniversary with an exhibition of its finest fans…

It was Papa’s sense of perfection, instilled from an early age, which has caused me to hope that The Fan Museum is in every detail a centre of excellence. Let the fans and their beauty speak for themselves…
Helene Alexander MBE, Founder/Director of The Fan Museum

The UK’s only museum dedicated to the history of fans and craft of fan making celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary in 2016. For this celebratory show, the Museum’s curators have delved deep into the collections, handpicking a remarkable array of fans which showcase the extraordinary diversity of the Museum’s holdings.

Exhibition highlights include seventeenth century fans painted with mythological subjects, elaborately carved & gilt rococo confections, and twentieth century fans by artists George Barbier and Salvador Dali. Contemporary fan making is represented in the form of a fan by Sylvain Le Guen, whose modernist confections capture the imagination and present fan making as a wholly relevant and extant art form.

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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.

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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.

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