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The Fan Museum will be closed from 12h30 to 13h15 on Saturday 27 November
Greenwich private hire venue

Venue Hire

An unrivalled space in which to enjoy intimate receptions, afternoon tea or corporate meetings

The combination of its convenient location, lovingly restored early Georgian listed town Houses with their gracious architecture, and the remarkable Orangery, provides the perfect setting for smaller functions and special occasions


The Orangery is decorated with a mural by Jane Barraclough which gives the room a wonderful atmosphere. It overlooks what is surely one of the most unexpected and unusual gardens in South London with its paved parterre and fan shaped flower beds, its pond, stream and architectural features and plantings in the Japanese manner. Unfortunately The Fan Museum cannot offer guests use of the garden or surrounding outside space.

Special Occasions

Small receptions, birthday parties or baby/bridal showers can be held in the Orangery, with refreshments ranging from afternoon tea to catered meals.

Conferences & Filming

The Orangery is available for corporate hospitality events, photo shoots, meetings, lectures, and filming.

Wedding Receptions

The Orangery creates a perfect atmosphere for intimate wedding and civil partnership celebrations.

Booking Information

For more information please contact the museum on 020 8305 1441 or email

Terms & Conditions:

  • Non museum-related groups/events (such as baby & bridal showers, birthday parties, receptions or commercial photoshoots) are able hire the Orangery for exclusive use
  • The Orangery must be hired for a minimum of 2 hours
  • Unfortunately, the Orangery is not licensed to open outside of museum hours (11.00 – 5.00pm) and is not licensed to sell alcohol on the premises (corkage is available)
  • The Orangery is available for private functions throughout the week (depending on availability)
  • Maximum capacity for a seated event is 30 people
  • Music and dancing are not permitted in the Orangery due to planning restrictions
  • Visitors are not permitted to enter the museum’s garden due to planning restrictions enforced by Greenwich Council

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12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER


Adults: £5.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-12): £3.00

Free Entry for...

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for Seniors and disabled visitors (not as part of a group)

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-12): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens and disabled visitors (except for groups)

Please note that the discounts listed above cannot be applied when visitors are part of a large group visit or guided tour group.  Please click here for further details.

Group Bookings

The Fan Museum will reopen to the public on 10th November 2021

Opening times will be Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11h00-17h00, from this date until 23rd December.

PLEASE NOTE: The Orangery will not be open to the general public, but we are able to facilitate private hire for events and special occasions. Please contact the Museum office for more information.

The Museum office is open Monday to Friday 10h00-16h00

The Museum office is open Monday to Friday 10h00 – 16h00. For all enquiries, please email or call 0208 305 1441.