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The Fan Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 1 week ago

Looking for 'something extra' to do following our visit to the nearby Royal Observatory, we decided to follow the signs for The Fan Museum. What a find! Even like myself if you thought you have no interest in fans, you cannot be anything but amazed...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gregjmason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met by delightful staff. at reception The Gerard Levy exhibits were beautiful and the staff in thatl gallery very knowledgeable and helpful. Sadly too late for orangery but will visit again soon to see the autumn exhibits at an earlier time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Marian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Greenwich Fan Museum set in two adjoining Grade II listed Georgian townhouses and which opened in 1991 is the world’s first and only museum dedicated to the preservation and display of fans. Run by a charitable trust or owns over 4,000 fans but Is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

We enjoyed our visit to the museum with many fans from different time periods and cultures, some quite breathtaking. Located on a quiet street in Greenwich, it is not far from the river and we had afternoon tea there which was wonderful. Scones, lemon drizzle...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Ellyk2012
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Quirky little museum which was quite interesting and staffed by a lovely band of volunteers. £5 admission fee. The town house that the museum is situated in is quite fascinating and the coffee shop in the basement looks great - have since discovered that afternoon...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I popped in here after a long day wondering around Royal Greenwich Museums. I saw the sign and remembered my dad mentioning this little museum previously as a place had had wanted to visit. I paid £5 entry and received an electronic tour guide which...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

I traveled to London from Yorkshire on Wednesday for my first visit to this museum where I had an appointment with Mrs Alexander, a lovely lady and the founder. She has agreed to 'conserve' my Grandmothers Edwardian lace fan which I inherited 63 years ago...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MrAndyWade
Reviewed June 13, 2019

The Fan Museum in Croom Street behind the Cutty Sark, is a lovely place to visit. Fascinating history of fans and well set out exhibition. Informative guides on site and nice gift shop. The Orangery at the back of the museum serves wonderful afternoon/cream teas...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank alywyoung
Reviewed June 4, 2019

An interesting little museum in the middle of London. It does exactly what it says on the tin - it's a museum about fans, with loads of different fans with interesting information about them. I had a bit of a problem paying as their card...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank materialgirl77
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Unusual museum abou fans ladies had in eighteenth and nineteenth century. Very creative. Who would think something could be so interesting. A lot of attention to detail.

Date of experience: May 2019
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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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February 27, 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
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