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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits The Fan Museum

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

On this occasion HRH met with key staff and volunteers before proceeding to view the Museum’s current display of ‘treasures’, stopping to marvel at two particularly lavish fans bearing hallmarks of Russian Imperial Jewellers, Fabergé and Fredrick Kochli. Within the setting of the Museum’s storage facility, Founder/Director, Mrs H E Alexander MBE and curator Jacob Moss showed HRH a recently acquired sixteenth century flag fan, explaining the article’s interesting provenance and the Classical scenes which decorate its double sided ‘screen’.

HRH then moved on to the Orangery, painted entirely with trompe l’œil murals, to participate in a workshop led by fan making tutor Caroline Allington. Joining a group from the Royal Voluntary Service, of which she is President, HRH put the finishing touches to a specially designed Rothesay tartan cockade fan. Before departing the Museum, HRH spent time perusing the popular gift shop laden with unique fan-themed merchandise.

Photos: Philip Hartley/ Royal Voluntary Service

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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.