Fan Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Fan Museum

The Fan Museum owns over 4,000 fans, fan leaves and related ephemera. The oldest fan in the collection dates from the 10th century and the collection of 18th and 19th century European fans is extensive.

The entire collection is not displayed permanently due to conservation concerns, so three times a year the selection of fans on exhibit is changed.

There is also a permanent educational display which teaches about fan history, manufacturing processes, and the various forms of fan.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Fan Museum,
12 Crooms Hill,
Greenwich,
London,
SE10 8ER

Link to Fan Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

The Allure of Lace
The exhibition features more than 70 European fans incorporating both handmade and machine lace leaves dating from the 18th century to present day.
The Allure of Lace
11am to 5pm
Greenwich
Ends on Sat 16th April
2021-11-10
2022-04-16
 

Fan Museum Map

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to Fan Museum

The nearest station is Cutty Sark DLR which is 0.2 miles away.


Fan Museum - Latest News

The Fan Museum is reopening next week
The Fan Museum is reopening next week

One of London’s smaller and quirkier museums is reopening next week following a lengthy pandemic closure.

The Fan Museum, Greenwich
The Fan Museum, Greenwich

Some of the best museums can be the smallest, the one’s devoted to a single topic that few would otherwise think to collect.

 

Recent exhibitions

An exhibition of historic fans which depict the built environment.
2016-09-06
2016-12-31
A sumptuous display of over 70 fans decorated with biblical subjects.
2017-01-24
2017-05-21
The Allure of Lace
The exhibition features more than 70 European fans incorporating both handmade and machine lace leaves dating from the 18th century to present day.
2021-11-10
2022-04-16

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