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Local Community Open Day

9th November 2017538 views

We’re hosting a Local Community Open Day on Saturday 16th December to encourage residents from the Royal Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham to explore and discover our historic and contemporary collections for FREE*.

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Street Fans: Partner Events

5th September 2017968 views

With less than two weeks to go until the opening of Street Fans, we wanted to tell you all about our upcoming partner events programme.

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It’s all coming together…

29th August 2017663 views

Over the past few weeks, our small exhibitions team (curator, Jacob Moss and assistant, Imy Clarke) have been especially busy preparing for the fast-approaching opening of Street Fans on the 19th September.

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We’re 100% funded. Thank you!

14th August 2017585 views

We are thrilled to announce that our first ever Art Happens crowdfunding campaign achieved its goal of raising £14,000.

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Still time to donate

28th July 2017330 views

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Our Art Happens crowdfunding campaign is now 91% funded!

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The Fan Museum’s first ever crowdfunding campaign is 50% funded

18th July 2017413 views

A huge thank you to everyone who’s donated so far. With just ten days left to reach our target sum of £14,000, your support is more important than ever.

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Upcoming Events

The Prince and the Fan - Unfolding the story of a Printed fan...

Monday 16th April 2018

To continue the series of events to coincide with The Fan Museum’s new exhibition, Early Printed Fans, Hélène Alexander, The Fan Museum Founder and Director, will deliver an illustrated lecture about a printed fan published in support of the Jacobite uprising of 1745. Mrs Alexander’s research on the subject is both detailed and fascinating.



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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £4.00*

*As at the 1st April 2018 Adults ticket price will increase to £5.00

Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (upon presentation of NUS 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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Embroidered silk fan c1800

The Fan Museum, HA1641

Folding fan with horn monture and silk leaf embroidered with feather motifs and sequins, c. 1800