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The Fan Museum

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Address: 12 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ER, England
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While on a walking tour of Greenwich we came across the Fan Museum and as it was open we decide on a visit. It costs £4 per adult, £3 for concessions (and I believe there is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Peter R
Dartford, United Kingdom
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While on a walking tour of Greenwich we came across the Fan Museum and as it was open we decide on a visit. It costs £4 per adult, £3 for concessions (and I believe there is a discount for National Trust members). There are three rooms downstairs, the main entrance hall, with a few exhibits, a second room full of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with a group of friends, primarily for afternoon tea, although we did also look round the fan museum. Afternoon tea was good value for money with a delicious selection of cakes. The victoria sponge was so light, it melted in my mouth. Afternoon tea was served in a lovely consevatory type room, that was painted in greenery... More 

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El Ejido, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This was a great experience. We spent the whole day in Greenwich. In the morning we went to the Maritime Museum and the Queen´s House. At midday we ate at Greenwich Market (great food and super reasonably priced) and walked around the stalls. In the afternoon we walked up to the Observatory (lovely views) and then went down to the... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A friend of mine told me about this museum, and it's a shame it's not more famous! Really interesting about fans. The rooms at the entrance present the work: tools and materials. The rooms upstairs present temprorary exhibition; when I was there it was about buildings and places on fans. I learned a lot! It's small, but very very intersting.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went for afternoon tea. You have to pay for a museum ticket just to go for tea which isn't listed on the pricing but they did inform us when booking. The staff, service and rooms were lovely but the museum is very small and the afternoon tea was good but too sweet. It was three types of cake which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I just visited the Fan Museum in Greenwich again on my trip to the UK. I was fortunate this time to spend time with Helene Alexander (Director of the Museum). She is such a charming and gracious host. The current exhibit was a pleasure to view and you can always expect to learn something or see something unique at this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went there for an afternoon tea with my parents and it was the loveliest place. The Orangery for the tea was gorgeous and the staff absolutely incredible! So much so that even though the place and the tea were lovely, i'd say the best thing about it was the friendly and helpful staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stumbled upon this little gem quite accidentally, while walking along Greenwich, and I was pleasantly surprised by its collection. The whole collection of more than four thousand items is not on display, but it is still a very interesting and unusual exhibition. Great find!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The Fan Museum is such a lovely little place. Its fascinating to take a little trip through time and see how women before us used to make themselves beautiful. Some of the pieces here are so very delicate and date back 100+ years. The shop had some lovely items, and it may sound a bit strange but the ladies' lav... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Loved my visit and will definitely go back fascnating history of the fan. It is wheel chair accessible and htey also have a tea room. It is quaint and really interesting well worth the visit. I have added it to my must see list for my visitors.

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