London Pass BlogBack to Blog
A biblical theme at London's fan museum
Published: Thursday 29th of January 2009
London museums cover just about every topic that can be imagined and the city even has one dedicated to fans, which is currently showing an exhibition on biblical influences.
The Fan Museum, in Greenwich is hosting Adam and Eve and Pinch Me, an exhibition which looks at fans depicting biblical events, with exhibits taken from the 17th century to the present day.
While the fans during the 17th and 18th century were not seen as religious objects, they were often decorated to show events from the Old Testament.
However, many of the fans which came from Holland at this time were deemed religious, with a special design helping to convey the story being represented.
Interestingly, some of the fans from the earlier time would feature flowers or other such pleasantries on one side, while on the other they could depict a horrific scene from the Bible, such as the bleeding head of Holofernes.
The exhibition runs at the Fan Museum until May 31st, and London Pass holders can save themselves the cost of the admission fee.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Saturday 13th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Come and bear witness to musical magnificence at Westminster Abbey
Friday 12th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Come see the amazing courtship of the cranes at London Wetland Centre
Thursday 11th of April 2013 London attractions: Celebrations take off at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Museum
Tuesday 9th of April 2013 There is hardly a better fortress than the Tower of London and if you're a visitor looking for...
Tuesday 9th of April 2013 London attractions: Discover the city with a London Bicycle Tour
Monday 8th of April 2013 Explore the underground mysteries at Christlehurst Caves
Sunday 7th of April 2013 London attractions: To be or not to be at Shakespeare's Globe
Saturday 6th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Charles Dickens Museum takes guests on a literary tour of London
Thursday 4th of April 2013 London attractions: The Garden Museum set to host enchanting activities for guests
Wednesday 3rd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the story behind the Queen’s transport at the Royal Mews
Tuesday 2nd of April 2013 Things to do in London: London Design Museum is a great day out for all the family