Ceylon Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum information

Kandy , Sri Lanka
Address
Street Hantane
Telephone
+94 70 280 3204
More information
www.ceylonteamuseum.com
Prices
adult/child Rs 500/200
Opening hours
8.30am-4.30pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

An essential stop on any Sri Lankan tea tour, this museum occupies the 1925-vintage Hantane Tea Factory, 4km south of Kandy on the Hantane road. Abandoned for more than a decade, it was refurbished by the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Planters’ Association of Sri Lanka. There are exhibits on tea pioneers James Taylor and Thomas Lipton, and lots of vintage tea-processing paraphernalia. Knowledgeable guides are available and there’s a free cuppa afterwards in the top-floor tearoom.