Tea Museum

Tea Museum information

admission Rs 400
Opening hours
8.15am-4.45pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

An essential stop on any Sri Lankan tea tour, this museum occupies the 1925-vintage Hanthana Tea Factory, 4km south of Kandy on the Hanthana road. Abandoned for over 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 can answer the trickiest of questions and there’s a free cuppa afterwards in the top-floor tearoom.