Hantana Tea Museum

Ceylon Tea Museum Sri Lanka
Image: Visit Sri Lanka

Beautiful landscapes, interesting museum, and a great cup of tea is no doubt a call for a visit. Calm and quiet with breathtaking scenery, the Hantana Tea Museum (or Ceylon Tea Museum) provides a good history of tea cultivation in Sri Lanka. You can get a guided tour which runs through the Hantana Tea museum.

The place looks like a normal tea factory, and the tea making process can be witnessed starting from plucking the leaves from plants to making it edible etc. You can also buy Ceylon tea from the shop, where a varied range of teas are available. A cup of Ceylon tea on complimentary basis too will be served at the end of your guided tour.

Situated 3 km away from Kandy City, the Ceylon Tea Museum is located in the former Hanthana Tea Factory, which was originally constructed in 1925.

Hantana Tea Museum Sri Lanka
Source: Ceylon Tea Museum

The four story tea factory had been abandoned for more than a decade before it was refurbished in 2001 by the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Planters’ Association of Sri Lanka. The museum contains exhibits on tea pioneers, including James Taylor and Thomas Lipton, as well as lots of antique tea-processing equipment.

The ground floor houses 19th Century colonial generators, rollers, dryers, fermentation tables, sorting machines, etc. The second floor houses the library and museum. The third floor has a shop whilst the top floor contains a restaurant and tea rooms.

If you are tea lover and happen to go to Kandy, you should not miss to go take a look at the Ceylon Tea Museum. The Ceylon Tea Museum is located less than 30 minutes away from our Hotels in Kandy – our helpful team will assist you in arranging an excursion.