Tea MuseumCurrently 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
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tea Museum
95% of people who visit Kandy include Tea Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
44.94% of people start their Tea Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tea Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tea Museum
Tea Museum Map
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Tea Museum, Kandy Reviews
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