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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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12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER

Admission

Adults: £5.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-16): £3.00

National Trust Members:

50% discount on the adult price ticket

Free Entry for...

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount on the Adult price tickets

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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The Fan Museum will remain closed to the public until early 2021

Following careful consideration of the continued concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors, we will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to update the News section when appropriate.

While some staff continue to work remotely where possible the Museum office is open Monday to Friday 1000-1600.

For any enquiries please email info@thefanmuseum.org.uk or call 0208 305 1441.