We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ceylon Tea Museum

Hantana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 3 803204
Review Highlights
Pop in for a Cuppa!

We got a great insight into the process of making tea with our guided tour around the museum. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kilcullen, Ireland
via mobile
Buzz of history in a lovely setting

Very interesting to see the process of preparing tea leaves. The museum is worth visiting to see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
Read all 484 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“james taylor” (9 reviews)
“free cuppa” (5 reviews)
“sri lanka” (70 reviews)
Hantana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 3 803204
Write a Review
Reviews (484)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got a great insight into the process of making tea with our guided tour around the museum. The guide was very friendly and a free cup of tea was provided at the end of the tour. All in all, a pleasant place to visit.

Thank POC-CW
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting to see the process of preparing tea leaves. The museum is worth visiting to see and read about some of the history. The guided tour was appreciative to see what processes occur in the preparation of tea. The surrounds are lovely, and you...More

Thank Jazzabongo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Kandy for an hour or so. It was quiet when we arrived, although a tour group turned up just as we were heading out. After paying the entrance fee we had a whistle stop tour of the machinery...More

Thank withdave
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was more interested than me... They show how the tea was made years ago. I am not sure I would go if he did not ask for it.

Thank Indiasey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned so much about the making of tea on this trip. It was just wonderful. It's a great cultural lesson as well when it comes to British imperialism and the tea trade. I think I was just oblivious to the history behind it.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special given the outrageous entry fees; one can visit other tea factories in and around the hill country much more cheaply (if not free) - and see the production process to boot. If one has no time and only in Kandy, fair enough; otherwise,...More

Thank Carlos Scott L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tuk tuk up to the museum expecting an engaging experience. My expectations were not met. We were shown around the museum by a lovely hostess after paying our admission fees. We saw machinery used in the tea making process from the C19....More

Thank DanitaKT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having seen enough temples, my wife and I decided to visit the Tea Museum instead. Although they levy a charge, you are given value for money, unlike many other things and sights we experienced in Sri Lanka. A guide goes along with you to explain...More

Thank KooKokKee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely tea museum situated atop Hantana. The weather is different and you will feel like you are in a much colder clime than Kandy. Tea is tasty. They have small boutiques to sell them as well. You can read a lot of history here....More

Thank misskemali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guides so knowledgable and friendly, definitely worth the 800Rs entry fee. There were no negatives about this visit - it was amazing to learn so much about tea. Much better value than temple of the tooth

Thank hazej44
Nearby Restaurants
Cool Corner Fried Ice Cream Parlor
134 reviews
2.48 km away
Theva Cuisine
115 reviews
.89 km away
Kandyan Arts Restaurant
156 reviews
2.11 km away
OpenRice Sri Lanka
21 reviews
1.96 km away
Nearby Attractions
Oak Ray Creations Batik
10 reviews
2.37 km away
Kandy View Point
551 reviews
2.39 km away
Ceylon Estates Teas
32 reviews
.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
12 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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