The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum
Celebrating the history of fans

Visit the only museum in the UK devoted to the history of fans and the art 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 day.

The collections are displayed in changing exhibitions exploring the different themes which have inspired fan makers throughout history: politics, fashion, fine art and architecture to name but a few.

The buildings that house The Fan Museum are themselves of great interest and beauty.  A pair of Grade II listed townhouses, constructed in 1721, have been lovingly and authentically restored to retain their original character and elegance.  The later addition on an Orangery, faithful to the architecture of the period, overlooks a secret garden in the Japanese style.

The Museum has cultivated a special atmosphere, perhaps redolent of times past, in which visitors are treated like members of an extended family.

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Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 12 noon-5pm