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Address: Taizhou Road, Hangzhou, China
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Only museum specializing on fans in China

This museum is one of the several museums in the Gongchen Bridge district along the Grand Canal. It showcases the history and culture of fans around the world, especially in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 28, 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This museum is one of the several museums in the Gongchen Bridge district along the Grand Canal. It showcases the history and culture of fans around the world, especially in China, and is currently the only museum specializing on fans in China. The museum occupies the historic site of Hangzhou First Cotton Factory. Admission is free and the museum is... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

There was some nice artwork on the fans if enjoy history worth taking a peek I thought is good to see.There are other museums in the same building and then if you cross the river and there is the Canal museum lots of info in that display.

Thank Bob155042
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The museum is part of a complex on the North side of Hangzhou and worth a visit when walking the Grand Canal. There is a series of 7 buildings that make up this museum complex area that used to be industrial type warehouses. In the complex is a museum for fans, umbrellas, as well as swords, knives, and scissors. What... More 

Thank Kevin C
Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

Transport: Bus 591, get down 运河广场. Walk across the plaza or park, take water transport @ 拱宸桥 RMB 3, get down at 信义坊 stop. I have attached the schedule for you guys... plan yr time wisely. I have never bought any fan or admire them before. After this museum trip... i fall in love with them and i even bought... More 

Thank Alexandra L
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

I think i would have enjoyed the fan museum a lot more if i hadnt have visited so many museums within a 2 weeks time period. The fan museum was interesting to see the evolution of fans but my group was pretty worn out from traveling from one museum to the next. We also found that in some of the... More 

Thank GraceM7194
Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

It is one of the museums near the Gondcheng old bridge. It represents the history and cultures of fans. Really interesting. Besides, the museum reused the plant of a cotton mill dates back to decades ago, which make it more interesting place to visit.

Thank Yingqi Q
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Even if you're not manical about fans, this is still a pretty interesting place for a quick look, if only because a fan museum is pretty quirky, and some of the exhibits really ARE quite interesting to look at. For most people, this museum will only take about 15 minutes to wander through, and if you're cycling around hangzhou city,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

The fan museum is located on the other side of the canal of the water bus stop and over the lovely old gong bridge. It is not worth visiting on its own, but if you are in that neck of the woods, you could pop in for 20 minutes or so. Th museum mostly consists of waxwork figures in various... More 

Thank tombillinge
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

The China Fan Museum in Hangzhou is a three story building close to the the ancient Hangzhou bridge in the old town...and also near the West lake, where one could also watch the amazing well choreographed night ater show of the legendary "white snake' The museum contains many different kinds of fans ,collected from many dynasties depicting how the traditional... More 

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