We spend a few enjoyable hours here. It is around 4km fro the city centre of Kandy. The ride to the museum is already quite nice as it takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy. The last few 100s of meters you actually pass some tea plantations already to get you in the mood.
We did call in advance to make sure they were up and running on a Saturday. Upon arrival it looked like we were the only guests though more people followed. Still not busy anyway. Reading some of the other reviews we sort of expected information not to be readily and easily available.
Guides are available, though we did not bother using one nor checking prices. There is a fair bit of information available in the museum but you do need to make the effort to read it. Lots of old stuff including equipment but also newspaper clippings that describe what went on in the old days. Some of it supported by extra boards with information.
Nice write ups on how Taylor and Lipton started and expanded their business.
The top floor has a sort of summary display that explain the benefits of tea, what happened in the industry as well as the process. It would have made sense to put that first and then go into the details of machines and the process.
There is one floor with some shops that sell tea. Interestingly no real hard sales going on there. We went to the Tea Board shop to get some teas as gifts. Good variation and decent prices.
Although not all is super clear laid out for one, our visit was enjoyable and we did learn a fair bit about tea and the industry development so worth the visit.
We paid just over 600rps entrance fee at 9 august 2014.
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