Fan Museum

Museum in Greenwich & South London

For fan fans, this lovely museum, entirely devoted to the things you flap to cool down, has a wonderful collection of over 5000 fans, including ivory, tortoiseshell, peacock-feather and folded-fabric examples, alongside kitsch battery-powered versions and huge ornamental Welsh fans. The setting, an 18th-century Georgian town house, also has an Orangery, with lovely trompe l’œil murals, a fan-shaped garden and afternoon tea (£8) four days a week (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday).