Tea Museum

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  • Address: Hantana, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 9470-2803204
  • Ticket Price: 650 LKR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

Tea Museum - 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.

The Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane, three kilometres from Kandy city is served by a motorable road that circles the museum tourist coaches. This four storeyed museum consists exhibits very old items of machinery used in tea brewing, a library and an auditorium with facilities for audio visual presentations. The third floor is allocated to tea sales outlets, where a selection of Sri Lanka's fine tea is available.

A panoramic view of the Kandy town surrounded by the beautiful Hunasgiriya, Knuckles Range and the Matale range of hills can be viewed through a telescope mounted on the fourth floor.

The grounds surrounding the Tea Museum are to be landscaped with different varieties of teas. Kandy is a mandatory stop virtually on every tourist's itinerary and the location of the Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane enhances the attraction of the hill country to visitors.

Tea Museum Information

  • The museum has facilities like Ample Parking for cars and coaches, Restaurant, lifts and washrooms.
  • Guides for the tour are available.

Tea Museum Ticket Prices

  • The students have a concession in the entry fee.

Tea Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • The museum may close prior to the official time so it is the best to be here before 3.00 pm.

How To reach Tea Museum by Public Transport

  • You can hire a three-wheeler which is called a tuk-tuk. Walking is also recommended as all the attractions are close to each other.

Restaurants Near Tea Museum

  • Palm Garden Guest House- buffet.

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  • Tea Museum Address: Hantana, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Tea Museum Contact Number: 9470-2803204
  • Tea Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Tea Museum Price: 650 LKR
  • Best time to visit Tea Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tea Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tea Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Kandy include Tea Museum in their plan

  • 44.94% of people start their Tea Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tea Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tea Museum

People normally club together Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue and National Museum Kandy while planning their visit to Tea Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Wow.. nice place for educational information about tea factory and equipment which they used before and now and also you can buy excellent tea from here.. and it was a beautiful location on top of the hanthana mountain

  • Absolutely fabulous. I would say a must see in Kandy even if you plan to visit a working estate. Its on the grounds of a former 900 acre plantation closed in 1980s. Still has a few dozen acres working but really just enough for pictures. Breathtaking views on a clear day and very knowledgable staff. Not a tourist trap, no pressure tea shop with very affordable tea including some processed on site. Tip your guide if they do well...ticket includes a free hot cup of tea.

  • Situated in hanthana road (starting adjacent to kandy hospital ) they offer free cup of plain tee. Worth trying ice tea (Rs.100/=) entrance is Rs. 200 ?? You can learn about tea from dorn to dusk.

  • I learned a lot. Honestly more than the tea factory on our way to Nuwara Eliya. But I don't think that it's a replacement to it. The factory was fun and a unique experience. Please LIKE the review if you found it helpful 👍

  • Quick tour. Fast explanations just a way to drive to their tea shop. Not even a visit of the surrounding tea plantation. The shop is a joke, I have more choices in my local mini market. My advice look for another place to appreciate tea. Otherwise only come for the nice building itself

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