The Fan Museum is the only museum in the world devoted entirely to every aspect of fans and fan making.

The Fan Museum is home to a collection of more than 3,500 predominantly antique fans from around the world dating from the 11th century to the present day. Its collection and fans on loan from other collections are displayed in changing themed exhibitions in which fans are presented in their historical, sociological and economic contexts.

Visitors can enjoy the designs of these unique items which have served many purposes over the centuries: ceremonial tools, fashionable accessories, status symbols, commemorative presents or advertising giveaways.

The buildings at 10-12 Crooms Hill in Greenwich which house The Fan Museum are themselves of great interest and beauty. A pair of Grade II* listed buildings, constructed in 1721, have been lovingly and authentically restored to retain their original character and elegance.

An Orangery, faithful to the architecture of the period, has been added with a spectacular overall mural which provides a most elegant, unusual and exclusive setting for smaller, intimate functions.

The Orangery overlooks a “secret” garden in the Japanese manner, with a fan shaped parterre, pond, stream and oriental architectural features – described by visitors as “an oasis of tranquility”.

The Fan Museum is situated in the heart of historic Greenwich England and is within the World Heritage Site.

Location:
12 Crooms Hill,
Greenwich,
London
SE10 8ER

Telephone: 0208-305 1441

 
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