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The Fan Museum

12 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ER, England
44-20-8305-1441
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Ranked #308 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My original visit was in 1991 when the museum first opened, so I felt that it was time for another visit, especially as they had a dedicated exhibition to Fans and the Art of Advertising. Whilst the museum is small it is well informative with a room downstairs dedicated to the history of fan making. Upstairs is the exhibition room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hidden away on Crooms Hill in Greenwich, in a wonderful Regency house, is this unusual museum. Parking nearby. "Small and beautiful" is a good description. Fans are lovely and well displayed. The Orangery is excellent too for afternoon tea afterwards. Very reasonable and pleasant surroundings. Will go back. Enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Well Im not entirely sure what the fascination with fans is, but thought I would check this museum out anyways. Staff were incredibly welcoming. The house has 3 main rooms to visit: the first is a room about fans, the second is collections of different fans and the third is a gorgeous orangery sun room with delicately painted ceiling and... More

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DeLand, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I very much enjoyed the museum...it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to London. Tea in the Orangery was lovely and the garden is beautiful. Well worth seeking out this "hidden" museum, especially if you enjoy learning about fans. The upstairs temporary exhibition about advertising fans is fascinating, colorful, and informative. It was a fun afternoon and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Tucked away in Greenwich so many people are not aware of this museum but it is fabulous - everyone involved with this museum is so friendly and dedicated. The downstairs exhibition gives you some history into fans and the making of them and the upstairs exhibition changes at least twice a year, currently showing Advertising fans which are a fascinating... More

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Parma, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were 19 in the group and I booked the afternoon tea from Italy. They all agreed that it was one of the best outings in the whole of our tour of London. The setting in the Orangery is beautiful and the tea and cream cakes and scones with jam is very nice. Looking forward to returning with another group.

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Moscow, Russia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you are heading to Greenwich on. Tuesday or Sunday afternoon, book in advance The Afternoon Tea at The Fan Museum. You will have to pay entry fee to the museum which is quite interesting to visit but the Afternoon tea is a hidden gem. Must book in advance as tables are limited. The Orangery backs onto the beautiful garden... More

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Victoria, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A four pound entry fee for a very small but interesting museum about the history of the fan. Two rooms of lovely displays outlining the materials used in the making of the fans, and the history of the fans themselves. Some fans date back to the late 1600's. A quaint little gift shop.

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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went today and found a tranquil place. Nice toilets, the staff were nice bar one who kept crying and was bossy and told eveyone that everything was awful. Orangery fantastic. Museum a bit small and dull but informative. It was very different and quirky.

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Perth, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A trip to the Fan Museum while visiting London was one of our best days out...just loved it and wish I could revisit. Judith, Western Australia

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