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Elegant Danson House and Park

20 pics – Danson House and park are near Bexley Heath just a few miles east of London.  The park includes a boating lake with rowing boats for hire, a water-sports center, the Danson Stables public house/restaurant, a very well equipped children’s play area and the elegant interiors of Danson House where photography is allowed.

The house includes very pleasant tea rooms, a spiral staircase, three very ornate rooms on the first floor and an exhibition on the second floor.  During my visit the exhibition was of beds.

The house was originally built in 1766 and the paintings are from that period.  Refurbished and opened by the present queen in 2005.

Unfortunately the opening times are limited. Please see the Danson House website.   Very near is Hall Place with extensive grounds and is also worth a visit.

Danson House

Danson House - Blue Room 3

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Danson House - Blue Room 2

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Danson House - Blue Room Ceiling

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In the Cellar

Bed at Danson House

On the second floor.

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Olde English Garden

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Old English Garden - Danson House

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Part of the Park and Boating Lake

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The Fan Museum at Greenwich

The Fan Museum is at 12 Croom St, Greenwich and, at just £4 entry fee with numerous concessions, is well worth a visit.  The museum is thought to be the only museum,  dedicated to fans,  in the world.   There is also a charming Orangery style tea room (you do need to book ahead)

The museum is quite small but has a number of activities and events. You can also create or commission your own designs.  For more information please click here and then start with “Practical Information” from the side menu.  For more of the many attractions at  Greenwich please click here.

The Fans

It is well worth seeing the finer details, which are little obscured by the folds. To do so, please click on the image for full screen and then again to magnify.  To return here use the “back arrow” screen button on your browser.
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 7
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Greenwich Fan Museum Blue Fan
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 3
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 2
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan 3
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Greenwich Fan Museum Modern Fans
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Greenwich Fan Museum Fan Collection

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The Orangery Tea Rooms

You might notice the false shadow that has been painted on to give a 3D effect.   You will need to book for tea,  so please see the website (the link is at the top).

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Greenwich Fan Museum Garden at Tea Rooms