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The Fan Museum

Open Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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The UK's only Museum devoted to the history of fans and the craft of fan making. Nestled in the heart of historic Greenwich, The Fan Museum is home to a diverse collection of fans from around the world, dating from the 12th century to the present...more
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12 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ER, England
+44 20 8305 1441
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Fan Museum is a true hidden gem in Greenwich.It has a wonderful and very unusual array of fans. The audio description is excellent and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The collection is housed in a lovely Georgian house which adds to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oconnor49
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Never been to a fan museum before but this little place has the most fantastic collection of fans. The stories and history behind them quite intriguing. The audio guides were good. The staff were exceptional. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrQuiet1949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn’t sure about going to this museum but I am really glad we did when we had a little time to spare in Greenwich. Our daughter who is autistic really enjoyed it, and most of the time she doesn’t take any interest in going around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan H
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Don't expect bells and whistles just be pleasantly entranced by one person's passion displayed with love and care. Carefully and thematically arranged over a couple of floors in glass display cases the intricacies and history of fans engages the visitor. There is an audio guide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is a little on the quirky side as who would think to have a museum dedicated to fans. But the fans themselves were lovely and they had quite the array of types. The audio guide that came with your entrance fee of five...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Held surprise party for wife in thr Orangery at the Museum last week. The venue itself was chosen because of its amazing decor/ hand-painted walls and ceiling plus views to small garden. My wife as a keen gardener was delighted with its ambience. As the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ISD_64
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Discovered a Family Link with Fan Museum as several generations back a relative lived there. Fan museum interesting and worth a visit and try the cafe. Helpfull staff. Small shop.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Philip M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful private museum- you will not need much time for this but totally worth the visit: the collection is charming l, and the athmosohere magical. Make time to have a cup of tea in the cafe, surrounded by beautiful painted walls around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gabriharp
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A lovely small museum taking an in-depth look at fans, with lots of extraordinary examples - and in a charming Georgian house.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WTT1969
Reviewed 9 September 2018

What a great place to pop into when in Greenwich. It's a small Museum so doesn't take too long to see everything and is very interesting too. For OAP's if you go on Tuesday it's actually free. There is also a lovely tea room called...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 62maureenm
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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the
very concept of global time was established at Royal
Observatory, just one of several buildings of
architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole
of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park
and a number of related buildings (and one world
famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World
Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
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27 February 2018|
Response from nelly_norman | Reviewed this property |
Contact the museum curator, Jacob Moss, on 020 8305 1441. I’m sure he can point you in the right direction