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Royal Visit to The Fan Museum

7th February 2008 The Fan Museum1,934 views

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Fan Museum in Greenwich on Thursday 7th February. This is the first time that a member of the Royal Family has visited The Fan Museum.

Fans have a long association with Royalty. From the Egyptian Pharaohs to our current Monarch, fans have been used for Royal ceremonies and as a status symbol for ladies of rank.

The current exhibition, “Celebrations”, includes many fans that commemorate Royal occasions, and precedes the forthcoming exhibition, “A Touch of Dutch”, which will be showing fans from the Royal House of Orange-Nassau, never before seen outside The Netherlands.

HRH visit to The Fan MuseumThe Duchess of Cornwall will be given a personal tour by the Director and Founder of The Fan Museum, Hélène Alexander MBE, and it is with pleasure that The Fan Museum will receive such an honoured guest.

The Fan Museum, Greenwich, is the first museum in the world exclusively dedicated to fans, and by creating bespoke pieces ensures that the art of fan making is kept alive.

A centre of excellence for academic research and conservation, the museum houses a unique collection of more than 4000 objects directly related to fans and fan making. In addition to permanent displays, The Fan Museum features thematic exhibitions that change several times each year.

Upcoming Events

Talking Fans > Illustrating Fashionable Fans

Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 19.00 hrs BST

Georges Barbier, Paul Iribe and Georges Lepape; three masters of fashion illustration who dominated the pages of early 20th century fashion magazines. These artists translated the period’s fashionable trends onto exclusive fan designs for couturiers, department stores and perfumiers. Join The Fan Museum’s assistant curator Scott Schiavone as he explores the lives and work of Georges Barbier, Paul Iribe and George Lepape and their contribution to early 20th century fashion and fans.

 

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

Museum office is open Monday to Friday 1000-1600.

The Museum office is open Monday to Friday 10.00 – 16.00 hrs. For all enquiries, please email info@thefanmuseum.org.uk or call 0208 305 1441.