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Ceylon Tea Museum

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Address: Hantana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 81 3 803204

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Great informative chance to see how tea is made and all the old machines from the British colonial times. Would be 5* but where is the food in the "restaurant" should be rebranded... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laurence F
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really a nice place to visit with the lovely fragrance of tea and many more.. Very friendly staff ...

Thank nadhiyafazal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We couldnt see the functioning factor as it was Holiday time and people were out of the city with their family. But we did visit the factory and saw the machinery. Its a must to visit place and very nicely preserved. Also different types of tea that is been made there. Its worth going. And if you are a Tea... More 

Thank Madhureeti1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great informative chance to see how tea is made and all the old machines from the British colonial times. Would be 5* but where is the food in the "restaurant" should be rebranded as a tea room as that all that was served... Not even a biscuit in sight!

Thank Laurence F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is nice museum and has some really interesting exhibits. What spoilt it for me was that lady guide, that just whisked us around, without really giving any information, other than a rehersed speech. Maybe it was the English barrier, but I felt that she was only interested in getting the tour over. You can go around after and have... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Housed in a formed tea processing factory, the museum has very well preserved machinery, good labeling, a nice working miniature model, and a pleasant tasting cafe. We got a very nice tour from one of the museum's docents (whom we tipped but were not charged additional beyond high admission fee). It's a classy and pleasant place to spend some time.... More 

Thank John S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit a working tea factory add this to the itinerary as it gives an idea of the early days. That said a lot of the machinery was still in use in the actual tea factory we visited, mostly British dating from 1950. A well presented museum and the tour ends with a cup of tea! Guide was clearly... More 

Thank adrianjohn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

i visited this place with my some cliants from nederland.germen and french.after visiting this place they was really happy. because of that i believe. they found everything what they was expected.

Thank kalums
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a great little museum, dealing mostly with the processing of tea once it's been picked, and the history of tea cultivation in Sri Lanka. It's very clean and very well laid out. A guide showed us around first, and then left us to explore things in more detail. One disappointment was that there weren't any tea plants around,... More 

Thank adamb9242017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A place you should visit to get a glimpse of the main reason Srilanka is famous around the world, the history of Ceylon Tea.. to make it more exsiting and complete, you get a chance to taste the real thing..

Thank Jeffrey P
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and read in detail anything that takes your interest. The view from the top floor... More 

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