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Ceylon Tea Museum

Hantana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 3 803204
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What a great little museum. The ticket price includes a quick guided tour by one of the guides... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
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History of Tea

Having been to Nuwara Eliya and spent the whole day passing through and stopping on different tea... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
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Hantana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 3 803204
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

What a great little museum. The ticket price includes a quick guided tour by one of the guides. They explain the tea making process and the different machines and then point out a few interesting things on each floor then leave you alone to browse...More

Thank Arra13
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Having been to Nuwara Eliya and spent the whole day passing through and stopping on different tea plantations to drink a cup of tea and go around and listen to a lady dressed in their national costume and explain to you how tea is being...More

3  Thank randomcharm
Reviewed 4 January 2017

IF you're interested in a bit of the history of the British in Sri Lanka, how the tea business was set up and operated, in having a nice tuk tuk ride out of town and in buying some tea from source, this nice old wooden...More

2  Thank Travelboffin
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went to this museum on the advice of the tour book. It was worth it in that we gained a great understanding of the history of tea, the processing of tea, and were able to sample this magical brew. It was very interesting and...More

Thank johncharlespaul
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Save yourself the tuk tuk fare by doing the travel this way. It is definitely worth a trip and although it is hard to appreciate the machinery without seeing an active factory, it definitely provides you with an overview of the process and some insightful...More

Thank TKandJT
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Make sure you try and visit this museum, housed in an old tea factory. The exhibits are in a good state and you do come away much better informed about everything to do with tea. You even get a free cup of delicious tea afterwards...More

Thank Davo55_11
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Compared to other tea factories in the central highlands, this one was very average. At 800rp per person it was several times more pricey than other places, and it's more of a historical place than anything else. It is just an old building with traditional...More

Thank littlemissgina
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth the tuk tuk ride out of Kandy. A beautiful spot and real insight into the history of tea and how it is made.

Thank PhilipJepson
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It was a nice visit. Nothing too spectacular but still worthwhile. Website and travel book info is slightly outdated: Admission: Rs 800 Opening hrs: Tue-Sat 8:30 to 15:30h Good 10min Tuk Tuk drive from center

1  Thank Lotta B
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and worthwhile excursion. The tea museum contained so much history and the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The guides also spoke very good English. You get a free tea at the museum however it took 30 mins for us to receive...More

Thank Ben D
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12 April 2017|
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Response from salemnobody | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have the same answer as above. News to me. Try going to a tea plantation/processing centre. There is one in Haputale, man.
19 March 2016|
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Response from Love_Alam | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely You'll Love It...!
19 March 2016|
Response from bedenimal |
I've been there a few years ago with my family and 3 relative local families and got more information on Sri Lanka Tea. As a Scout Leader I am accompanying my Scout friends from Norway for the first time. I hope positively... More