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The Fan Museum

12 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ER, England
44-20-8305-1441
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Ranked #282 of 1,107 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This small museum is located in two Georgian houses close to the centre of Greenwich and can be combined easily with visits to the area's other historic attractions. The history and development of fans is covered in the downstairs rooms whilst upstairs hosts changing exhibtions. We greatly enjoyed the exhibition on the use of fans in advertising which was presented... More

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Murwillumbah, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had been looking forward to visiting the Fan Museum and booked months ahead for afternoon tea in the Orangerie. The Reception staff were very friendly, the exhibition was very interesting, and the setting of the Orangerie was wonderful. Unfortunately, the scones and cakes etc served to us were stale. The scone was hard and dry and needed to be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Fan Museum is a tucked away place in Greenwich which does not get enough attention as an area as a whole. What I liked about this museum: - Very friendly staff that are informative, helpful and generally very nice people to chat to. - Displays are both unique and informative; not many places put an emphasis on fans despite... More

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had the most delightful afternoon at the Fan Museum, eating a delicious cream tea in the Orangery and being shown around the fascinating exhibits by the Curator Jacob Moss. The Fans and the Art of Advertising Exhibition was beautifully displayed and curated, I would highly recommend this gem of a museum with it's unique collection of fascinating fans.Plus the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The Fan Museum is a specialty museum for the study and preservation of hand fans. It may not seem very interesting initially but it is in fact very noteworthy. An outstanding collection of fans lets one lesrn about history, culture, manufacturing techniques, morays of society, etc.

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

I had the pleasure of attending the Fan Museum for a tour and afternoon tea for my hen do! Mrs Alexander and Jacob showed us around the museum with the most engaging and delightful commentary. The fans are exquisite and the whole museum is fascinating. We then had the most fantastic afternoon tea and the most delicious scones. Everyone was... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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