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“Quaint and free”

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong
Ranked #133 of 830 things to do in Hong Kong
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a small museum on two floors in a lovely little park.

It has exhibits and videos on the history of tea and how it is best made in the different styles.

The modern pottery is very artistic and creative.

A visit should only take 45 mins or so ... but then you must have tea in the neighbouring tea house. This was a delight with a menu featuring many teas and the leaves were so fresh.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A perfect place to spend half day of your stay in Hong Kong for free is enjoying Hong Kong Park and take a visit to this small but wonderful tea museum.
This 2 storeys museum has some galleries showing the tea sets, tea producers miniature, type of tea, tea table and anything you would like to know about chinese tea.
Worth a visit!

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

this is a small museum devoted to the history, and variety of tea and tea-wear. Set in the Hong Kong park it is set in a beautiful garden with a backdrop of of some of Hong Kong's modern sky scrapers. Well worth a visit.

Thank Rami A
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

This quirky museum/gallery is set in Hong Kong Park. Admission is free and it is open 10.00am until 18.00pm daily except Tuesdays. Flagstaff House itself is interesting as it was the Office and Residence if the Commander of British Forces in HK up until 1978. We cannot claim to be tea experts but the whole history of China Tea is explained in detailed video presentations together with displays of tea brewing pots both large and small throughout the centuries. However for us the most interesting aspects were the entries in the annual competitions for children and schools to produce the best teapots. Colourful,inventive and great fun and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This museum is situated in Hong Kong Park and is a must for anyone who loves drinking tea and would like to learn a little more about different types of tea and tea preparation. I say 'a little' as the exhibits are presented with a light touch and you are not accosted with too much information which could spoil your enjoyment. There is a gift shop which is a great place to source original tea ware for an esteemed friend, colleague or relative - the pieces are unique and expensive.

The current exhibition 'Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters' is superb and runs until the beginning of September 2014. The hand made tea pots and cups are not only beautifully crafted, they are also imaginative and witty. I kept on thinking, how can there be so many gifted potters in Hong Kong? I think the answer must be that everyone here is gifted somehow, so it is not strange that HK has more than its share of gifted potters.

Next to the Flagstaff Museum is the K.S. Lo Gallery of Chinese Ceramics and Seals. This is a great introduction to the art of making seals. It will inspire you to have one made for your own personal use (head to Man Wa Street in Central for this). There is also a Chinese Teahouse and another small gift shop selling tea to bring home with you.

Thank MLRNW3
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