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Winter 2015/16 Opening Times

2nd December 20151,735 views

Winter 2015/16 Opening & Closing Times at The Fan Museum

 

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The Fan Museum Trust acquires a unique embroidered folding fan, c. 1590-1630

2nd July 20153,040 views

The Fan Museum is delighted to announce it has acquired, with the generous support of the Art Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), a unique piece of fan history in the form of an embroidered folding fan, c. 1590–1630.

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Coming Up at The Fan Museum in 2015…

21st May 20151,594 views

Our new exhibition, Fans of the Belle Époque is up and running and is the latest of many enticing offerings from The Fan Museum in the coming months.

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Seniors Open Day 2015 – A Report

30th March 20151,412 views

On Monday 23 March 2015, The Fan Museum opened its doors for a special event aimed at audiences aged 55+.

The day was well-attended by visitors from the local boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham who enjoyed a variety of free taster activities such as fan making, short talks and refreshments.  The project, a Museum of London grant-funded initiative, gained much from the support of Lewisham Pensioners Forum. Thank you to everyone, including our lovely volunteers, who turned out and made the day such a memorable occasion.
Photo Credit: Rhian Cox

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits The Fan Museum

5th March 20152,265 views

On the morning of Tuesday 17 February 2015, The Fan Museum welcomed a fourth visit from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, a Patron of the museum since 2009.

Her Royal Highness joined museum Director Mrs Hélène Alexander and curator Jacob Moss for a guided tour of the current exhibition, ‘Waterloo: Life & Times’. The Duchess also received a brief lesson in fan conservation by conservator Yuki Burt, who was busy repairing the damaged ribbon of an ivory brisé fan from the museum’s collection.

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Teaching History in 100 Objects

5th March 20151,644 views

The Fan Museum is pleased to announce that a fan from it collections has made it onto the ‪Teaching History with 100 Objects list.

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Upcoming Events

''In Celebration!' - Admiral Sir William Parker of Crooms Hill

Monday 1st April 2019, 7.30pm

An illustrated talk by Daphne Joynes on the life and times of Admiral Sir William Parker, who with his large family lived at 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich (now home to the Fan Museum) in the late eighteenth century.

”In Celebration!’ – Song of Myself : A 200th Birthday Celebration of Walt Whitman

Friday 31st May 2019, 7.30pm

Advance booking is now open for the showcase of Song of Myself, a celebration of the great American poet Walt Whitman, written for the 200th anniversary of his birth by Wayne Adrian Drew.

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Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
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  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
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50% discount on the Adult price tickets

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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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Folding fan with ivory sticks, the double canepin leaf painted by Georges Clairin (1848-1919) and dated 1878.