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The Fan Museum announces major acquisition

3rd February 2020171 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of an exceptional late-sixteenth century ‘flag fan’, a precious survival from a time when hand held fans were exotic ornaments as opposed to commonplace accessories.

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Volunteer Open Evening – Wednesday 19th February

27th January 2020136 views

The Fan Museum is a small, independent organisation which does not receive public funding. We rely on a team of wonderful volunteers who make an important and valued contribution to our success.

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits The Fan Museum

6th December 2019365 views

On Wednesday 04 December, The Fan Museum welcomed HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, its Patron since 2008…

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Autumn/Winter 2019 Events

7th November 2019370 views

The Fan Museum’s Autumn/Winter events programme is well underway, with two unmissable performances yet to take place before the year concludes.

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The Fan Museum’s Curator joins The Arts Society Directory of Lecturers

8th May 20191,114 views

The Fan Museum is delighted to announce that its curator, Jacob Moss has been successful in his application to become an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS).  Jacob is the only speaker currently listed within the Directory as offering fan-themed talks and is looking forward to travelling around the UK, promoting The Fan Museum and educating TAS audiences on the various aspects of the history of fans and craft of fan making.

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Curator in Residence 2019

27th February 20191,358 views

Curator in Residence 2019, a free to attend programme of short talks delivered by our expert curators….

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Upcoming Events

Fan Making Workshops at Greenwich Market

Saturday 21st March 2020

Join us at the Greenwich Market for a Fan Making Workshop.

We’re hosting three special discounted Fan Making Workshops at the Greenwich Market on Saturday 21st March.

The fan making classes will last 45 minutes. During the class you will create one folding fan.

Please note this event is only suitable for ages 12+.

Selling Fans in Eighteenth Century London

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 19.00-20.00hrs

An illustrated lecture by Cambridge University’s Dr Amy Louise Erikson, who recently curated a marvellous outdoor exhibition entitled City Women in the 18th Century.

Curator in Residence

Saturday 28th March 2020

Join The Fan Museum’s curators for free-to-attend talks on a range of fan-related topics pertaining to the Museum’s displays.

Curator in Residence

Saturday 25th April 2020

Join The Fan Museum’s curators for free-to-attend talks on a range of fan-related topics pertaining to the Museum’s displays.

Curator in Residence

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Join The Fan Museum’s curators for free-to-attend talks on a range of fan-related topics pertaining to the Museum’s displays.

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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.

Group Bookings

View of the Upper Floor Galleries