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Semi-Permanent Display: Part One, Spring 2019

01 February - 02 June 2019

The displays, arranged over two rooms, reveal how in the West fans distil and reflect the prevailing tastes and decorative styles of different periods, while capturing the spirit of the age in which they were first unfurled. A section devoted to the Eighteenth Century – a period when fans reached a height of popularity – includes several rarely exhibited fans and addresses topics such as vanity, patriotism and exoticism. From the Far East the displays include a dazzling assortment of traditional Chinese and Japanese fans including Court hiogi, dance and theatrical fans.

The exhibit comprises two parts: Part One opens on Friday 01 February and closes Sunday 02 June; Part Two is scheduled to open in September 2019.

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Museum Opening Times

Wednesday

11h00 -17h00 (last admissions 16h30)

Thursday

11h00 -17h00 (last admissions 16h30)

Friday

11h00 -17h00 (last admissions 16h30)

Saturday

11h00 -17h00 (last admissions 16h30)

12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER

Admission

Adults: £5.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-12): £3.00

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Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for carers and disabled visitors (not as part of a group)

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with valid student card)
  • Children aged 6-17 years
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • Museum Association members
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Royal Museums Greenwich members
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
Free Entry for…

Children aged 6 years and under, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday 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, HA1940

Folding fan with ivory sticks, the double canepin leaf painted by Georges Clairin (1848-1919) and dated 1878.

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Please note that we will be closed from Thursday 2nd June to Saturday 4th June inclusive for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.

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