The Fan Museum

If you are looking for an entirely different experience in London why not visit the Fan Museum in Greenwich.

The museum details the history and social context of each of its collections taking into account the pieces in terms of both status and practical uses. Used for purposes of ceremony and simply to accessorise, their functions have changed many times throughout history.

The pieces on permanent display are intricate and beautiful works of craftsmanship – you can learn how such artefacts were crafted according to the time period and even enjoy a walk around the Japanese Garden of tranquillity afterwards. This Greenwich Museum also contains a permanent collection of 3,500 fans and the superb Hélène Alexander collection.

Museum Facilities


Audio Guide

Wheelchair Access


Tour Guide




Venue Hire

All information is drawn from or provided by the museums themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.