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Royal Visit to The Fan Museum

7th February 2008 The Fan Museum1,584 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

Fan Making Workshops at Greenwich Market

Saturday 21st March 2020

Join us at the Greenwich Market for a Fan Making Workshop.

We’re hosting three special discounted Fan Making Workshops at the Greenwich Market on Saturday 21st March.

The fan making classes will last 45 minutes. During the class you will create one folding fan.

Please note this event is only suitable for ages 12+.

Selling Fans in Eighteenth Century London

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 19.00-20.00hrs

An illustrated lecture by Cambridge University’s Dr Amy Louise Erikson, who recently curated a marvellous outdoor exhibition entitled City Women in the 18th Century.

Curator in Residence

Saturday 28th March 2020

Join The Fan Museum’s curators for free-to-attend talks on a range of fan-related topics pertaining to the Museum’s displays.

Curator in Residence

Saturday 25th April 2020

Join The Fan Museum’s curators for free-to-attend talks on a range of fan-related topics pertaining to the Museum’s displays.

Curator in Residence

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Join The Fan Museum’s curators for free-to-attend talks on a range of fan-related topics pertaining to the Museum’s displays.

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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
  • Members/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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