Three Kilometers from the City of Kandy lies the Ceylon Tea Museum. It was originally constructed in the year 1925 and is located in the former Hanthana Tea Factory. The Museum was formally opened to the public on the 1st of December 2001.
Sri Lanka originally excelled at coffee production, but following the failure of it due to the Coffee rust fungus, They turned their attention to Tea. Hanthana was one of the first successful locations for tea cultivation.
The Museum has four stories, and it contains exhibits of tea pioneers and vintage tea processing paraphernalia.The ground floor has 19th-century colonial Rollers, Generators, Dryers, Fermentation tables and Sorting machines. The second floor contains a library and museum. The third and fourth contain shops and restaurants.