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Curator in Residence 2016

9th February 20162,225 views

During the Summer of 2016, The Fan Museum’s curators will be in residence to offer short talks on the museum’s collections and fan handling sessions.

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Special Donors Event at The Fan Museum

5th February 20161,943 views

On Monday 01 February 2016, The Fan Museum hosted a special event to thank those who generously donated to the recent purchase of an Elizabethan folding fan.

The Fan Museum welcomed guests from the Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and numerous Friends of The Fan Museum to celebrate the recent purchase and installation of an Elizabethan embroidered folding fan (c. 1590 – 1630).  The fan is thought to be the only surviving example of its kind, and forms an integral and unique part of The Fan Museum’s collections.

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Winter 2015/16 Opening Times

2nd December 20152,008 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 20153,359 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 20151,819 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 20151,561 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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Upcoming Events

In Celebration! In Pursuit of the Dream

Monday 18th November 2019, 7:00pm

An enchanting Chinese Opera performance by acclaimed artist Kathy Hall.

In Celebration! Looking-Glass River

Friday 6th December 2019, 7:30pm

A new play about Robert Louis Stevenson.

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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
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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, France ca.1890-1900. HA Collection 2096