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

2nd July 20153,836 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 20152,024 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 20151,774 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 20153,204 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 20152,110 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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Announcing Open House 2013

11th September 20131,541 views

On Saturday 21st September 2013 The Fan Museum will once again be taking part in Open House London.

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Museum Admission Pricing

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

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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 early 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.