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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 7-16): £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
  • 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 will be closed to the public from Monday March 16 2020

Following careful consideration of the current course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to implement a planned closure of The Fan Museum. We have made this decision in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors. We are not aware of any specific health risk to staff or visitors.

We will continue to conduct as much of our work as we can remotely. For any enquiries please email info@thefanmuseum.org.uk