Tea Museum, Kandy

Currently Closed
  • 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
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About Tea Museum, Kandy

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tea Museum

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

  • 37.07% of people start their Tea Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tea Museum

Tuesday, Thursday 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

Tea Museum, Kandy Reviews

  • 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

  • I did this tour recently and really enjoyed it. There isn't a huge amount to do in kandy and if you aren't going to any of the other tea plantations I would recommend it.

  • Best place to visit if you're a tea enthusiast. Has a wide display of many of the equipment used in the manufacturing process of tea. Some of the equipment dates back to the earliest days of the tea industry in SL. All the equipment have descriptions and are dated. There are pictures from the earliest days of tea and some of James Taylor's (father of tea in Sri Lanka) possession are there on display. A free cup of tea is given to everyone who visits and they offer a wide range of range of really good ice teas. It's a good place to get a better knowledge about the history of SL.

  • Visited this place with friends , a unforgettable day for all of us. Tickets for locals -20 LKR Short but it’s worth 10 minutes travel from kandy town. Thank you!

  • If you have time to know about Tea and its History in Sri Lanka this is the place. With tea testing, old procedure of growing and making tea. Old technology and new. Difference between tea, Different type of tea. You can also buy your favorite tea and souvenir from there. Decent place to hang around. if you are not a tea lover do not go with a high expectation.

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