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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.


Fan Museum,
12 Crooms Hill,
SE10 8ER

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Fequently asked questions

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, 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.
A sumptuous display of over 70 fans decorated with biblical subjects.

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