The Fan Museum

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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, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

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)

Discounts

  • English Heritage
  • National Trust
  • Museums Association
Getting there

We are a short walk from the Greenwich overground / DLR station and the Greenwich, Cutty Sark DLR station. The museum is located on Crooms Hill, almost opposite the Greenwich Theatre.

By Rail:
South East: (4 services an hour):
London Bridge and Cannon Street to Greenwich Station

Docklands Light Railway:
From Bank and Tower Gateway every 10 minutes to Cutty Sark Maritime Greenwich

By Rail from the continent:
Eurostar (alight Ebbsfleet)
By River: From Charing Cross, Westminster & Tower Piers (30 minute journey)
By Bus: Nos. 177, 180, 188, 199, 286 & 386

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.
Street Fans poster

Street Fans: A Unique Liaison between Street Art and Fan Making

  • 19 September — 31 December 2017 *on now

The Fan Museum presents Street Fans: A Unique Liaison between Street Art and Fan Making.

An international cast of street artists have teamed up with fan maker extraordinaire, Sylvain Le Guen in a bid to reinvigorate the craft of fan making.

Participating artists: Otto Schade, RUN, Pure Evil, Masai, Guy Denning, Butch Attai, Levalet, Ender, Philippe Herard, Sr. X, C215, Dale Grimshaw, Lily Mixe, Jean Faucheur, Mosko, Zabou, Nosbe, Captain Kris, Jordane Saget, Codex Urbanus, Artista, Annatomix, Jerome Mesnager, Ben Oakley, Skeleton Cardboard, Himbad, Zokatos, Nathan Bowen and Jonesy.

Some fifty original folding fans, along with artworks and objects from the worlds of Street Art and Fan Making bring the elegant interiors of The Fan Museum to life during the latter part of 2017.

The designs exhibited reflect the remarkably diverse approaches adopted by each artist involved. Curvilinear tangles; precise geometric compositions; typographic scribblings evoking ancient hieroglyphics; demonic felines; buildings spinning violently around a vortex – the pleasure each artist took in creating their designs is palpable. Le Guen, arguably Europe’s leading contemporary fan maker, has worked in similarly imaginative ways, transforming each arc-shaped design into a unique example of 21st century fan artistry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £4.00
Concessions: £3.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00

Website

https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/street-fans

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A group of visitors with fans they have created during a Fan Making Workshop

Local Community Open Day

  • 16 December 2017 11am-5pm

Local residents from Royal Greenwich and Lewisham Boroughs can visit us for FREE* on Saturday 16th December between 11am-5pm.

Free activities include:
- Festive fan decorating for children (and of course big kids too)
- Short curator-led tours of the Museum’s ‘Street Fans’ exhibition and permanent displays
- Activity trails

The Orangery will be open for afternoon teas throughout the day (walk-ins only).

*Local residents from the Royal Greenwich and Lewisham boroughs are required to present identification with their current address to receive free entry (e.g. driving licence, utility bill etc.)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE* for local residents
*Local residents from the Royal Greenwich and Lewisham boroughs are required to present identification with their current address to receive free entry (e.g. driving licence, utility bill etc.)

Ticket prices for non-local visitors:
Adult £4
Consession £3
Student £3
Family £

50% discount for National Trust members

Website

https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/events/2049

Getting there

We are a short walk from the Greenwich overground / DLR station and the Greenwich, Cutty Sark DLR station. The museum is located on Crooms Hill, almost opposite the Greenwich Theatre.

By Rail:
South East: (4 services an hour):
London Bridge and Cannon Street to Greenwich Station

Docklands Light Railway:
From Bank and Tower Gateway every 10 minutes to Cutty Sark Maritime Greenwich

By Rail from the continent:
Eurostar (alight Ebbsfleet)
By River: From Charing Cross, Westminster & Tower Piers (30 minute journey)
By Bus: Nos. 177, 180, 188, 199, 286 & 386

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

Website

E-mail

Camilla Hiscock

c.hiscock@thefanmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

020 8305 1441

Fax

020 8293 1889

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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