Explore our comprehensive fan collection online
The Fan Museum holds over 5,000 fans and fan leaves with examples from all over the world from the 11th century to the present day.
For conservation reasons it is not possible to display the entire collection together at one time. But now in addition to the fans you can see on display in the museum itself, you can browse The Fan Museum Trust collection online.
Under the guidance of a fully trained specialist conservator we run a conservation unit where work is undertaken for other museums and members of the public. Contact us for more information about this conservation work.
Library & Lectures
The Museum boasts study & research facilities and a reference library, available for use by appointment. Our curators can also provide private lectures on any aspect of the history of fans. Contact us for more information.
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E. Gendrot for Carlton Hotel & Restaurant
Printed fan with Art Nouveau design by E. Gendrot, c. 1900