The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum
12 Grooms Hill
Greater London
SE10 8ER




020 8305 1441


020 8293 1889

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The Fan Museum is the only museum in the UK entirely dedicated to the subject. The museum is housed in two early Georgian townhouses in the heart of Maritime Greenwich - A world Heritage Site. It is home to 4,000 fans and fan leaves from all over the world, dating from the 11th century onwards and displayed in changing exhibitions. Gift shop and Orangery, where Afternoon tea is served on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon at 14:15 and 15:45.

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Opening hours

Tues-Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Closed Mon

Admission charges

Adults: £4, Concessions: £3, Free for children under 7
Free for OAPs and Disabled on Tuesday afternoon from 2pm
National Trust members receive 50% off entrance fee


  • English Heritage
  • National Trust
  • Museums Association

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art

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Fan Making Workshops

  • 6 December 2014 2-5pm

The Fan Museum holds regular fan making workshops on the first Saturday afternoon of each month. These sessions are conducted by an experienced tutor who will not only provide expert guidance, but also a wealth of knowledge about the history and craft of the fan.

The classes start at 14.00hrs and last approximately 3 hours during which the participants will make two fans: one of the traditional Chinese shape, the other of the Fontange shape, an early 20th century Chinese design.

Bookings must be made in advance as numbers are limited to a maximum of six persons. For further details or to check the availability of a particular class, please contact The Fan Museum by e-mail: or telephone 0208 305 1441.

Children must be over 12 and accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13


The cost is £20.00 per person. A (non-refundable) deposit of £5.00 is required to secure your place in the workshop.