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Orangery Hire Request

Full Terms and Conditions are found at the bottom of this page.

The Orangery is used solely for private event bookings, functions and celebrations within Museum operating hours, with bookings finishing no later than 17h00 on any given day. Please note the Orangery is not available on public holidays.

We ask that viewings for any prospective event be pre-booked via the Museum Office as we may not be able to accommodate walk-in viewing requests.

Specialised catering requests will incur additional costs (see more at the bottom of the page).

Our standard hire charges Monday-Saturday (working days) are as follows:

£165.00 per hour

£600.00 for a half day (4 hours)

£1,000.00 for a full day (8 hours)

For hires up to an hour and a half on working days, a flat fee of £150.00 is applicable

Any prospective bookings on a Sunday will be charged a premium rate of £325.00 per hour due to only a skeleton staff being in operation.

All listed prices are inclusive of VAT.

For more information about hiring our venue for a wedding/civil ceremony, please click here.

The below booking request form should be completed and submitted for any events looking to use the Orangery. A member of staff will be in contact after receiving the form to finalise the details of the proposed booking.

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    Booking Terms

    • For guided tour groups, please specify in advance if refreshments are to be taken pre- or post- tour.
    • The hire entitles use of the Orangery for a minimum of 1.5 hours.
    • A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the quoted price (or £50.00, whichever is the greater) must be paid to confirm the booking slot immediately.
    • We require all hires to be prepaid at least two weeks prior to the agreed event date.
    • We reserve the right to cancel events that do not provide full information (inclusive of group numbers and dietary requirements) as required at a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date. Information shared after this point may not be applied to bookings.
    • We are unable to accept event booking requests received less than two weeks prior to the prospective event date.
    • The Museum’s garden is strictly out of bounds.
    • Music should not be played in the Orangery, with the exception of events who request of us to take out a Temporary Event Notice with The Royal Borough of Greenwich Council.
    • We have a maximum capacity of 30 people in The Orangery at any one time (exclusive of necessary registrar[s] for a prospective Wedding or Civil Ceremony booking).

    External Catering

    For events that require specialised catering outside of The Fan Museum’s offering, we have a number of external suppliers on our books who we would be happy to recommend:

    Hand Made Food

    Salters Events

    Palette Events

    For any queries about which would be the best fit for an event, please contact the Museum Office.

    Please note that any external caterer or events company not already on our books will need to arrange for an appointment at The Fan Museum to meet with the Museum Director and General Manager prior to any event booking.

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    Museum Admission Pricing

    Adults: £5.00
    Children (age 7-16): £3.00
    Family ticket (up to 2 Adults and up to 3 Children, also 1 Adult and 4 Children): £10.00
    Concessions: £3.00
    • Students (with vaild student card)
    • Senior citizens
    • English Heritage
    • Friends of The Horniman
    • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
    • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
    Free Entry for…

    Children under 7, Disabled visitors and carers, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

    Wednesday Special:

    Free entry for senior citizens.

    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 Museum is now open Tuesday – Saturday, 11h00 – 17h00, last entry at 16h30

    For any enquiries please contact us on 0208 305 1441 or by email info@thefanmuseum.org.uk .