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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Tea Museum

  • 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

  • 39.8% 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 Saturday

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

People normally club together Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue and Bluefield Tea Gardens 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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Tea Museum, Kandy Reviews

  • Sadly it's just a small museum which is a bit interesting but probably not worth the money. We were hoping for working tea factories, however as the closest ones were quite far from Kandy, we had to resort to the Ceylon Tea Museum instead. The building has some cool history, and it was good to see the machinery, but these sorts of things should be extremely low cost to go and see as nothing works and you just walk around looking at old machines. The best part was being able to try a cup of tea which was good, but even then you are only offered the basic black tea, with anything else being extra. I probably wouldn't recommend it unless you don't have the time to travel a bit further to a working tea plantation.

  • We were excited to visit the museum as it was advertised as a must see in Kandy. Unfortunately, our expectations were not met: the museum is quite pricey (800 rupees), the lady giving us a tour rushed us through the exhibition hall and barely told us anything about the history or the production of tea. Positive things to mention: A cup of tea at the end of the tour is included in the price and it’s a nice indoor activity on rainy Kandy days.

  • Beautiful place. They offered a great tea.

  • 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.

  • Fascinating museum . Good tour , great knowledge, free cup of tea What more do you want?

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