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Review of Ceylon Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ranked #7 of 77 things to do in Kandy
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Rome, Italy
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951 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012

If you never went to a tea structure or museum it is worth going. Interesting to hear/see the history of Ceylon tea. The staff is friendly. Too bad you have to pay to get in.

Visited November 2012
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Cammeray, NSW, Australia
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“Lots of insights into tea making for those with the time to look”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is not a working tea factory (once you have seen one of those you have seen them all!) but rather a well presented collection of old equipment and artefacts in an old factory building. We arrived first thing in the morning and were given a well-informed tour of the lower floors by a smartly dressed guide. Although the guide was not allowed to wait whilst we read everything we wanted to, she did indicate that after the tour was over we would be free to wander round at our leisure. After the tour we headed up to the top floor where we had what we rated as the best cup of tea on our entire holiday. On the other hand if you just want to see a noisy 19th century factory filling in time (because the tea processing is done at night) then they are two a penny elsewhere in Sri Lanka. This place is however unique.
Do yourself a favour - take a guide to show you round first.

Visited November 2012
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Kandy, null, Sri Lanka
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wan't to see how it make”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Sri lanka famous for tea, this museum has great details about tea history in sri lanka, and some equipment which they use to make tea in eariler time. You can buy many tea product from the shop.

Tip ; monday's it close

Visited August 2012
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Bijapur, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely Museum”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

It was excellent. But fee is too high for Indian. The staff are very cooperative. Many things to learn about Tea industries. Shopping center of the museum is good

Visited November 2012
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Vienna, Austria
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“Empty spaces....”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I had big expectations with this museum, but we finished our visit in 15 minutes...not worth to go up the hill this distance. Empty floors...no sigh of any tea drinking possibility but also no sign of much to see. I have not seen one leaf of tea in the whole building...not even provisory...When i asked if it is possible to go to a plantage...i was sent to Front Office to agree...Front office was an another person (beside 3-5 fully bored guids at the entrance) i suppose for an additional fee as we learned in SriLanka...No, it is better to visit a real tea factoy. And by the way...British should have stayed in this country longer...probably some development would have been in investing to new machines last century and the factories would not use the same machines like in the museum...from the 19th century....

Visited October 2012
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