Ceylon Tea Museum

Museum in Kandy
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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 recently refurbished and has good exhibits on tea pioneers James Taylor and Thomas Lipton, and lots of vintage tea-processing paraphernalia. A quick tour (all guides are knowledgable, but you feel some just go through the motions) is included and there’s a free cuppa afterwards in the top-floor tearoom.