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Colour a Fan!

13th May 20201,478 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to share from its collection a free, downloadable colouring sheet of a fan advertising a famous beverage. Manufactured around 1930 by Éventails Ganné, Paris, the original design incorporates a mask-like face with peepholes. Visit our online database to learn out more about this striking Art Deco fan: https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/collections/fan216007

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Rediscovering a Unique Liaison: The Museum’s pioneering 2017 Street Fans project launches via Google Arts & Culture.

30th April 20201,513 views

In 2017 The Fan Museum, with support from Codex Urbanus, launched a pioneering initiative to put the heritage craft of fan making back on the map here in the UK. ‘Street Fans’ brought together twenty nine street artists and one contemporary fan maker for an innovative, exhibition-based project enriched with outreach activities designed to engage diverse audiences.

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Fantasy Unfurled: TFM Announces Major Acquisition

20th April 2020921 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of an extraordinary folding fan decorated by Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Formerly in the private collection of Paris-based antique dealer Gérard Lévy (1934-2016), the fan was widely admired by visitors attending the Museum’s 2019 summer exhibition, The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection.

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The Fan Museum announces major acquisition

3rd February 20201,327 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 2020693 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 2019924 views

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

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Upcoming Events

The Fan Museum at 30: Director’s Choice

Wednesday 05 May 2021

19.00–20.15 hrs BST, Wednesday 05 May 2021
The Fan Museum at 30: Director’s Choice

Join The Fan Museum’s Founder and Director, Hélène Alexander as she reflects on 30 extraordinary years (to the day!) of exhibition making.

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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
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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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The Fan Museum will remain closed to the public until Spring 2021

Following careful consideration of the continued concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors, we will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to update the News section when appropriate.

While some staff continue to work remotely where possible the Museum office is open Monday to Friday 1000-1600.

For any enquiries please email info@thefanmuseum.org.uk or call 0208 305 1441.