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The Fan Museum

#207 of 918 Attractions in London
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Address: 12 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ER, England
Phone Number: 44-20-8305-1441
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Tiny but very quaint and different museum

A very small museum but priced accordingly. Beautiful and exquisite fans. Felt a bit like we were walking around someones house but staff were very welcoming. Kids did a quiz and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A very small museum but priced accordingly. Beautiful and exquisite fans. Felt a bit like we were walking around someones house but staff were very welcoming. Kids did a quiz and got a free postcard. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Situated in a delightful mid-terrace town house close to the historical naval dockyards I eagerly anticipated my visit to the world famous London Fan Museum. Having spent many years of my youth studying industrial fans and possessing an intimate knowledge of the office-fan sector I was expecting to be blown away (pardon the pun) throughout my visit. However on discovering... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This museum is a delight. The fans on display are beautiful and are intricate works of art. There are so many different designs on display and have been presented well. The building is beautiful and atmospheric and has a lovely gift shop. Well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Spent about an hour in the Fan Museum; you have to love fans to visit this museum. Some very lovely pieces, though one is unable to see the backs of all of the fans given the staging of the displays. Will return some day in order to see more of their collection. Museum itself is situated on a beautiful street

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went to The Fan Musuem with my Uni class and we got the pleasure to enjoy a very detailed guided tour through the musuem, including a look at the archives. I never knew about the social, cultural and economic relevance of fans so I felt almost enlightend with all the very intersting background information. That is not to say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was absolutely fantastic. We had a talk by the museum founder and curator. She was 82 but still made time to talk to us. Lovely lady, passionate about fans. The lady who taught us had also been a curator. She was very hospitable and made us feel comfortable in the room. She helped us individually with the folding of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

This museum was number one on 'visit-list' for London. I was very fortunate that I was also able to have tea at the Orangery. The museum is small but not without impact: the fans themselves were exquisite, and truly provide snapshots of different eras and cultures. All staff were very pleasant and helpful, especially the lady who served tea, very... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Situated in a picturesque Georgian house The Fan Museum is a revelation. The house itself is beautiful to wander around. The fans are numerous and displayed creatively in several rooms over two floors. Beautifully curated, some in mirrored cabinets in order that the back of each fan can be clearly seen, with interesting and informative cards the fans are truly... More 

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Kew, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a wonderful specialist museum this is. To see the fan in all its beauty and different guises over the centuries is a joy...the current exhibition on the different visions of beauty is especially enlightening. The shop is full of interesting fan merchandise, while the afternoon tea in the Orangery is of the highest quality. I can thoroughly recommend a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a fabulous place to visit :) we had a warm welcome from the house manager ( Geoff ) its very interesting looking at all the fan's etc , the main exhibits are changed ever so often , so always something new to see , it covers two floors and you can just wander around at your leisure . there... More 

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