The Fan Museum
The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum

Top 1% of attractions in London
8 / 10

7 expert reviews

“This beautiful museum is dedicated to the history of handheld fans and the craft of fan-making”

– Time Out

"This quirky little museum is as fascinating and varied as the uniquely prized object whose artistry it seeks to chronicle." Full review
"Two 18th-century Grade II listed houses provide a suitably elegant setting for a museum dedicated to that most genteel of accessories -- the hand-held fan." Full review
Michelin Guide
1 Star
"This magnificent museum devoted to fans has over 2 000 examples. The permanent exhibits cover methods of manufacture and materials used, types of fan and geographical variation." Full review
Lonely Planet
"The setting, an 18th-century Georgian town house, also has a Japanese-style garden plus the Orangery, with lovely trompe l’œil murals and twice-weekly afternoon tea." Full review
"This is as niche as museums get, but it’s classy and it truly has the best of what it claims to honor—some 4,000 artful specimens, many of them precious, going back a millennium" Full review
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