Exhibition: Heroic Figures

This exhibition runs from Sat, 1st Feb 2020 to Sat, 23rd May 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

The Fan Museum’s upcoming exhibition ‘Heroic Figures’ explores the ways in which, from the eighteenth century to the present day, our perception of the hero or heroine has evolved. The role model of the eighteenth century may have been a Trojan Prince, translated into an opera or depicted in a painting, or on a fan, but today, our heroes are sportsmen and women and stars of the stage and screen. Just as the word fan has an alternative meaning in the twenty first century, so the heroic figure, the helmeted warrior, is no more.

New and old stories evolve on fans in this exhibition which reveals the unexpected and the beautiful.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


The Fan Museum,

12 Crooms Hill,
SE10 8ER

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