The Orangery: Fan Museum Greenwich

I had always heard of the Orangery at the fan museum so was delighted when an afternoon out in Greenwich turned into a whiz around the museum and even more time spent having afternoon tea.


A  bargain £8.00 will get you a serious sugar rush with tea/coffee, victoria sponge, cream tea and a choice of lemon drizzle or salted caramel brownie – slices are generous so go with a buddy and try it all. You do need to visit the museum (£4) to get access to the tea room, I’m museum keen so this was a perk for me, but for those baffled as to how a fan museum even exists can be assured it is short and sweet.


The Orangery itself is gorgeous. Walls painted to resemble an Italian vineyard, tiled floors and chandeliers make this little room unique and pleasant. I could sit there all day alone sipping tea and reading a book. You can also get afternoon tea with sandwiches (£15) in sittings on certain days and arrange private hire (without entry to the museum). I think an event here would be AMAZING so definitely parking that idea for a future excuse!