Distance from Kandy – 3.9 km (11 minutes)
The Ceylon Tea Museum is situated 3 km south of Kandy which was formerly the Hanthana Tea Factory. Hanthana was one of the first successful areas to cultivate tea. The museum was incorporated in January, 1998 and was formerly opened in December 2001. The museum has important exhibits on tea pioneers such as James Taylor and Thomas Lipton. The ground floor of the museum houses various equipment used in tea production which includes rollers, generators, dryers, sorting machines and fermentations tables etc. The second floor houses the library and museum and the third floor has a shop. The top floor contains tea room and restaurants for visitors to relax.