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A Focus on Paris Extension

16th May 202469 views

‘A Focus on Paris’ exhibition extended to 17th August 2024


Focusing on Paris as a cultural hub of inventiveness and entrepreneurship, this captivating exhibition of around 90 fans shows Paris as a city at the cutting edge of artistic craft, aviation and fashion.

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May 2023

27th April 20231,020 views

We have been delighted by the success of our topical exhibition, Coronations & Celebrations, which has drawn visitors from far and wide to enjoy some very special collection pieces here at The Fan Museum. May is, of course, the month of the big event that inspired this exhibition, and so here are some updates on what to expect from us over the next few weeks.

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Sephardi Voices UK Interview Mrs Hélène Alexander MBE

13th October 20221,416 views

Sephardi Voices UK was founded with the mission to record the experiences of the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East, North Africa and Iran who settled in the UK. Our filmed interviews document the fascinating history, rich culture and vibrant traditions of the communities our interviewees left behind.

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Fan Making Workshops Recommence

29th July 20221,789 views

Our hugely popular fan-making workshops relaunch this season for the first time since March 2020!

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Hélène Alexander’s Memoirs

10th June 20221,729 views

A Life of Ups and Downs is now available to purchase at The Fan Museum for £25.00 per copy.

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Talking Fans: Season II

28th March 20221,044 views

Following on from the success of last year’s opening season of Talking Fans we are pleased to announce the start of Season II of Talking Fans, comprising four online presentations for Spring/Summer 2022. Delivered by the Museum’s expert curatorial staff, each of the talks will cover a different aspect of the multi-layered history, culture, and artistry of the fan.

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Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
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