The Fan Museum is beautifully placed at the bottom of the park and has a fascinating collection. Do go and have tea in the magically painted garden room... with 'views' across Greenwich... The tea itself was a little disappointing: no sandwiches, and the cakes were not great 'bake off' standard, but the 'event' was just being in this lovely room. I am planning to visit again in the summer - when hopefully I can enjoy another (hopefully upgraded) afternoon tea after a walk in the park...
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Posted: Tue Jul 24 2012
The Fan Museum is dedicated to the history of handheld fans and the craft of fan making, with a collection of more than 3,000 specimens from all over the world, some dating from the eleventh century. Housed in a pair of restored Georgain townhouses, only a small proportion of the collection is on display at any one time and it is rotated every four months or so. If you can come on a Tuesday or Sunday afternoon you can also take tea in the elegant Orangery. Fan-making workshops and temporary exhibitions are also held at the Fan Museum –see the website for details.
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When commercial art was born in the late 19th century, every possible medium was exploited. This exhibition of advertising on fans – for restaurants, perfumes, even Moët & Chandon – focuses on art deco and the interwar period, a time when leisure activities...