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The Museum will be closed in January 2020. We will re-open on Saturday 1st February.

Local Community Open Day

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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*.

The Open Day will offer free entry to the museum (with valid ID*).

Free activities will include:
– Festive fan decorating for children
– Short tours of our current exhibition Street Fans and permanent displays
– Activity trails

We will also be offering limited discounted places on two festive fan making workshops. For further details and to book your place on a fan making workshop please click here.

The orangery will be open for festive afternoon teas throughout the day (walk-ins only).

*Local residents from the Royal Greenwich and Lewisham boroughs are required to present identification with their current address to receive free entry (e.g. driving licence, utility bill etc.)

Upcoming Events

Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen

Thursday 20th February 2020, 2:00pm

The Fan Museum is pleased to welcome cultural historian, author and The Arts Society lecturer, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, who’ll give a fascinating talk on a subject closely related to the Museum’s first exhibition of 2020, Heroic Figures.

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.

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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.

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