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The Fan Museum will be closed until 16th February 2022
Entrance to Greenwich Fan Museum

Visions of Beauty

30th September - 31st December 2014

Visions of Beauty exhibition poster

Visions of Beauty brings together an exceptionally diverse array of fans both to question & celebrate impressions of beauty and desirability…

From graceful depictions of mythological goddesses to sinuous fin-de-siècle society belles, these fans echo changing canons of beauty, from the mid 17th century onwards.

The exhibition looks also to the spaces in which beauty is typically ‘constructed’ – the toilette/boudoir – and subsequently ‘performed’ – Fête galantes, city parks & gardens, court balls and the opulent arenas of opera and theatre.

At a time when the UK cosmetic industry is thought to be worth in excess of £2.2bn, Visions of Beauty vividly illustrates that the emphasis placed upon pursuing & retaining beauty is by no means a modern phenomenon.

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12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER

Admission

Adults: £5.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-12): £3.00

Free Entry for...

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

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

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-12): £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
Free Entry for…

Children under 7, 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 we will be closed to the public until 16th February 2022.

For the safety of our staff and visitors we have taken the decision to close the Museum until 16th February 2022. Please note that any correspondence may not receive a response until 4th January.