Sports, Leisure and Fans

To coincide with the London 2012 Olympics, the Fan Museum will be hosting a truly unique exhibition exploring the early 18th century trend of depicting sport and popular pastimes on commemorative fans.

Spanish, Ladies' Tennis, c1910, folding fan with wooden sticks

Spanish, Ladies' Tennis, c1910, folding fan with wooden sticks

An artistic style that continued throughout the 19th century and into the 1930s, these fans act as cultural and social indicators, often portraying sporting events and leisurely activities enjoyed by the upper classes.


Venue details

Fan Museum 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich London SE10 8ER 020 8305 1441 www.thefanmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Reduced price entry with National Art Pass – £3 (standard entry charge is £4)

Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Sun, 12 noon – 5pm


Closed some Bank Holidays (see the Fan Museum website for details)