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“Unfriendly staff”
Review of Ceylon Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum
Ranked #7 of 77 things to do in Kandy
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unfriendly staff”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

even though we went at 3.45 p.m on 17th April 2014 the officer who was there didn't let us to visit the museum and shouted us "we are closed" . if the website of Ceylon tea museum says its open until 4.30p.m. on Tuesday to Saturday , how it was closed on 3.45p.m. (wehttp://www.ceylonteamuseum.com/home.html )
We went all the way to kandy to visit the place from Galle ,unfortunately we couldn't enter the museum because of this person.
Terrible and very bad experience for me and my friends who went to visit so called.. tea museum

Visited April 2014
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“Decent insights into tea production”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Showcasing a lot of machines used for tea production and some background information, the museum does give a decent insight "into tea".
As the machines are not in use and the explaining signs could be more informative, it sometimes was a little difficult to imagine the process thoroughly.

The museum closed rather before the official time of 4:30 pm and so I missed the last floor of the museum as well as the sometimes cited cup of tea. There are 4 floors to the museum and the basic overview of tea production on the upper floor is better than the cut off newspaper clippings on the ground floor.

I also visited "Pedro Tea Estate", an active tea factory in Nuwara Eliya, afterwards and feel like that was visit over there was giving me similar, yet a little more lively insights. I would maybe skip this Tea museum when visiting a factory but otherwise this gives a nice enough insight.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“long way”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

a long way up the hil to this tea meuseum. if you are hoping to go to nuwaraeliya or where the tea plantations are, this would seem unimpressive. a tourist trap.

Visited March 2014
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Singapore
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“Learn things about tea you didn't know before”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

The guided tour gives you a good understanding of how tea is produced after plucking the light green leaves. After the tour in the factory you have the opportunity to have some fresh tea. We enjoyed the tour a lot.

Visited March 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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“great museum”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

this museum is good if you also get to see an old fashioned factory/ plantation. it pulls all of the information together. its still worth visiting if you dont go to both. good selection of machinery and articles. there is not too much to overwhelm you or too little that its not worth going to. 150 rps tuk tuk they may wait if you agree a price, we walked back down. 400rps entrance.

Visited March 2014
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