A Guide to Places with Pictures and Stories from Life

The Fan Museum at Greenwich

The Fan Museum is at 12 Croom St, Greenwich and, at just £4 entry fee with numerous concessions, is well worth a visit.  The museum is thought to be the only museum,  dedicated to fans,  in the world.   There is also a charming Orangery style tea room (you do need to book ahead)

The museum is quite small but has a number of activities and events. You can also create or commission your own designs.  For more information please click here and then start with “Practical Information” from the side menu.  For more of the many attractions at  Greenwich please click here.

The Fans

It is well worth seeing the finer details, which are little obscured by the folds. To do so, please click on the image for full screen and then again to magnify.  To return here use the “back arrow” screen button on your browser.
Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 1
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 7
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 6
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Greenwich Fan Museum Blue Fan
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 5
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 3
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 2
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 3
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Greenwich Fan Museum Modern Fans
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan Collection

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The Orangery Tea Rooms

You might notice the false shadow that has been painted on to give a 3D effect.   You will need to book for tea,  so please see the website (the link is at the top).

Greenwich Fan Museum Tea Rooms .

Greenwich Fan Museum Orangery Tea Rooms
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Greenwich Fan Museum Garden at Tea Rooms

17 responses

  1. London has so many museums. The fans are beautiful and great view in the cafe 😉

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    October 31, 2014 at 19:30

  2. So beautiful, both the fans and the setting. One odd thing I have found about fans is that you see cheap tourist imitations which, from a distance, attract your eye, but when you get up close, you see them for what they are, which is something completely different from these works of art. I know this can be true of other objects but I find it particularly true for fans.

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    October 31, 2014 at 20:13

    • Yes quite so. I suppose that imitation fans are quite easy to make and potentially profitable. Ain’t it always the way.

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween 😈 😀

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      October 31, 2014 at 20:16

  3. Oh how uniqe and interesting!

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    October 31, 2014 at 20:13

    • Yes and I almost missed this one. It is tucked away in a side street.

      Next, an elegant old house. Yay. 😀

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      October 31, 2014 at 20:19

  4. It often seems like we humans put our best efforts toward the most frivolous things. Good thing, too, or we might miss out on some really beautiful art! Good find, Graham!

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    October 31, 2014 at 21:21

    • It’s a good point. I think here are things which make life possible and then there are things that make it worth living. Better both and better the first serves the second.

      Happy Halloween Miss H. 🙂

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      November 1, 2014 at 01:16

  5. Wow! I wish I had known about this museum when I was in Greenwich. But your pictures are great–and I can view them sitting down!

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    December 2, 2014 at 15:23

    • Thank you and sitting down is good, like the theatre.

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      December 2, 2014 at 17:52

  6. I collected antique fans for a long time… I love the workmanship almost as much as the stories they each hold.

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    October 21, 2015 at 06:50

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