Support Our Work
Support The Fan Museum's mission through donations or membership.
Join our wonderful team of dedicated volunteers!
Our customer-facing work is undertaken predominantly by highly valued volunteers. We are always looking to expand this team, to meet new people with wide-ranging life experiences and to work with them (via a variety of volunteer-specific benefits, training opportunities and full induction to the team) to maintain our Museum’s unique and enchanting atmosphere.
Front of House and Museum Shop Volunteer
Download the full Role Description
Download the full Role Description
Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. All travel expenses to and from the Museum for shifts are remunerated.
The Fan Museum Trust is a registered charity (No. 295 303). Donations and bequests, large or small, are always welcome. A monetary donation will help preserve The Fan Museum’s treasures and historic buildings for future generations, in turn enabling the Museum to develop new exhibitions and broaden public access to its collections.
Registered UK tax payers may also Gift Aid their donations; please contact the General Manager via email to find out more.
Donate an Object or Fan
We welcome enquiries for the donation of fans and related materials to enrich our collection. Please keep in mind that, given the size of both collections in the Museum and the depth of history covered by them, we are not actively accepting object donations that do not align with our Collections Policy.
For various reasons, it is not always possible to accept donations into the collections and please note that we are not able to accept unsolicited donations under any circumstances.
We ask that anyone wishing to donate an object contact the Curator by email with attached photos of the fan(s) in question.
Become a Friend
The Friends of The Fan Museum support us in a variety of activities, from direct fundraising to voluntary front of house work. With more than 250 Friends worldwide, we are always keen to welcome new Friends from across the globe, as well as locally.
- Free entry to The Fan Museum
- Regular newsletters
- Invitations to private views of the seasonal exhibitions
- Social events organised by/for the Friends
- Priority notice of limited edition fans, fan leaves or special merchandise
- Discounts in the Museum Shop and for tickets to The Fan Museum events
£30.00 per annum
Annual and Life options cover membership for one person or a couple.
Overseas members can be admitted as Life Members only.
To become a Friend of the Fan Museum please download our membership form and return it by post to
Secretary to the Friends, The Fan Museum, 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8ER
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Museum Admission Pricing
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
- 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
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. Group Bookings
The Fan Museum’s opening times each week are Wednesday to Saturday 11h00-17h00, with last entries at 16h30 each day.
Our latest exhibition, ‘Boxed In, Fanned Out: Fans and their Boxes’, is open from 3rd November and will run into the New Year.
Tickets for Museum by Candlelight, our special Christmas late-opening experience, are now on sale. Book now to secure your place!
Opening times may vary in line with public holidays. We will attempt to keep our channels updated in this case.
Our Orangery is not open as a public tearoom.
Click here for details of how to hire the space.