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The Fan Museum is the world’s first museum dedicated to all matters pertaining to the fan.

It an internationally renowned collection of fans, fan leaves and related material, including 17th century French fan leaves and important works by artists such as Paul Gauguin and Walter Sickert; thematic temporary exhibitions change approximately every 4 months.

The oldest fan in the collection dates from the 10th century and the collection of 18th and 19th century European fans is especially impressive. There is also a permanent educational display about fans, teaching about their history, the manufacturing process, and the different kinds of fans.

On Tuesday and Sundays from 3pm, visitors to the museum can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea served within the elegant surrounds of the museum’s Orangery, whilst group tours, led by the museum’s experienced curators, make for an entertaining yet educative way to see The Fan Museum and learn something of its history and of the art of fan-making.


12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8ER
Tel: 020 8305 1441
Times: Tuesday -Saturday, 11.00 – 17.00
Sunday, 12.00 – 17.00