London’s most unusual museums: Fan Museum, Greenwich

Greenwich’s Fan Museum in London is the only museum in the world dedicated entirely to fans, a fact that may or may not surprise you.


Housed in a Grade II listed building that dates from the 18th century, the museum holds a collection of over 3,500 fans.

Predominantly antique rather than modern, some of those on display date from 11th century.

First-time visitors find the permanent display beguiling but lovers of fashion and design have good reason to return – temporary exhibitions change approximately every four months and the museum also offers an affordable afternoon tea on select days.