The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum
12 Grooms Hill
Greenwich
London
Greater London
SE10 8ER
England

Website

E-mail

info@thefanmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

020 8305 1441

Fax

020 8293 1889

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The Fan Museum is the only museum in the UK entirely dedicated to the subject. The museum is housed in two early Georgian townhouses in the heart of Maritime Greenwich - A world Heritage Site. It is home to 4,000 fans and fan leaves from all over the world, dating from the 11th century onwards and displayed in changing exhibitions. Gift shop and Orangery, where Afternoon tea is served on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon at 14:15 and 15:45.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Closed Mon

Admission charges

Adults: £4, Concessions: £3, Free for children under 7
Free for OAPs and Disabled on Tuesday afternoon from 2pm
National Trust members receive 50% off entrance fee

Discounts

  • English Heritage
  • National Trust
  • Museums Association

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Fan Museum

Waterloo: Life and Times - Commemorating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo

  • 27 January — 10 May 2015

2015 marks the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and what better way to honour the occasion than an exhibition celebrating this tumultuous period
in Europe’s history and its associated heroes (and villains!).

WATERLOO: LIFE & TIMES will feature fans and fan leaves designed to commemorate significant military campaigns, battles and victories associated
with the period leading up to (and following) the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, at which the French were finally defeated by the Allied armies after twenty three years of fighting. The exhibition will include fans printed with portraits of heroic figures like Nelson and Wellington and fan leaves printed in England but destined for the overseas markets, such as those celebrating the accession to the throne of the Spanish King, Ferdinand VII. Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops, too, feature: depicted often in typically defiant mood on French propaganda fan designs.

Away from the ‘battle action’ the social scene at this time revolved around glittering balls and assemblies – events at which ladies carried elegant fans
decorated with a plethora of sequins and delicately painted with classically themed vignettes; visitors can expect to see a glittering array of such styles
dating c. 1800 - 1820. Interweaving historical narratives

Website

http://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/

Fan Museum

Fans of the Belle Epoque

  • 12 May — 2 September 2015

The exhibition to follow WATERLOO focuses on an entirely different (and relatively peaceful) era... FANS OF THE BELLE ÉPOQUE will seek to evoke the extravagance and theatricality commonly associated with this alluring epoch (c. 1880-1910). The exhibition will feature a spellbinding assortment of exquisitely-crafted fans – the types favoured by wealthy American heiresses and the cream of European society at this time.
The very best of the Museum’s collections of late nineteenth/early twentieth century fans will be on show, including lavish examples from the go-to fan makers of the period, DUVELLEROY & KEES; an array of beautifully conceived Art Nouveau confections; exotic feather fans; exuberant designs by gifted painters such as ABBÉMA, LASELLAZ, and BILLOTEY, and even a fan decorated with Faberge enamelling and gold work.

Admission

Adults: £4.00
*Concessions: £3.00
Children (under 7): Free
Over 7 and under 16: £3.00
Family (2 Adult / 2 Kids) £10.00
London Pass members go free (upon presentation of a vaild card)

Website

http://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/

Chinese Export Fans

Chinese Export Fans

  • 5 September — 31 December 2015

The final exhibition for 2015 is an exciting collaborative project between The Fan Museum and Hong Kong-based author, collector and philanthropist, Edwin Mok.

A mutual admiration for the art and craft of Chinese fans recently led to the kindling of a friendship between The Fan Museum’s founder and Mr Mok. Following several animated discussions, it was agreed that an exhibition showcasing the very best of Chinese export fan design was, quite simply, a must!

The Museum’s rich collection of Chinese export fans will be augmented with highlights from Mr Mok’s private collection alongside sumptuously embroidered textiles and ceramics. Scheduled to coincide with Asian Art in London, keep an eye out for news of exhibition-related events and workshops which planned to run alongside the exhibition.

Admission

Adults: £4.00
*Concessions: £3.00
Children (under 7): Free
Over 7 and under 16: £3.00
Family (2 Adult / 2 Kids) £10.00
London Pass members go free (upon presentation of a vaild card)

Website

http://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/

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