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Our programme of subject-related talks.

The Fan Museum provides a programme of occasional lectures delivered by the Museum’s curatorial staff and occasional guest speakers. Set within the intimate surrounds of the Museum’s painted Orangery, lectures generally last between 45-60 minutes and relate either to the subject of fans, fan making and the Museum’s collections or associated topics such as dress history and material culture.

Please note, lectures are unlikely to take place in person at the Museum until 2022. Visit our Digital Programmes page to learn more about the Museum’s 2021 online talks.

Upcoming Lectures & Associated Events

Wednesday 27th July 2022, 19.00hrs BST

TFM Founder and Director Hélène Alexander MBE speaks as part of our Talking Fans season.

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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

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for disabled visitors and carers (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.

Group Bookings

Please note: The Fan Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday 2nd July, but will reopen as scheduled the following Wednesday 6th July.

Additionally, the Fan Museum is unable to accept any new guided tour or private event bookings for the entirety of September 2022. The Museum will, however, remain open to the public Wednesday-Saturday, 11h00-17h00.

Thank you for your understanding.