The Fan Museum
Visit the UKs only museum dedicated to the ancient art and craft of fans and see a wide selection of predominantly antique fans from around the world, dating from the 11th century to the present day. The museum’s collections are displayed in changing themed exhibitions which offer you a chance to view a selection of the world’s rarest and most exquisite fans.
You will learn how fans have served many different purposes over the centuries. They have been used as cooling and winnowing devices, ceremonial tools, fashionable accessories, status symbols, commemorative presents and advertising give-a-ways.
You can also go on a group tour led by one of the museum’s curators and hear entertaining and educational stories of the fans, the museum’s history and the art of fan-making. The Fan Museum also holds regular fan making workshops (at a small cost) on the first Saturday afternoon of each month where you will get the chance to make two fans. The classes start at 2pm and last approximately 3 hours.
The museum, situated in a Greenwich, a World Heritage Site, is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 12 to 5pm. If you are interested in a workshop, please book in advance.
Group Tours are available only if booked in advance.
Facilities: Entry ramp, lift, WC
Opening Times: Tue-Sat: 11am-5pm / Sun: 12-5pm
Costs: Senior Citizens & Disabled Free on Tuesday Afternoons only.
Photo Credits: © Copyright The Fan Museum, London
For further information please visit: http://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk