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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

Tuesday - Saturday

11am - 5pm

Sunday

12pm - 5pm

Planned Closures

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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

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: £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
  • Members/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, HA1940

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