Tata Tea Museum, Munnar
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Tata Tea Museum

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Tata Tea Museum
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About Tata Tea Museum

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Tata Tea Museum is a popular tourist spot situated in Munnar of Kerala. It is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Munnar town at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea.

The history of Munnar is connected to tea plantations for over a century. Munnar is home to a few of the World’s best tea estates. Most of the people in Munnar are employed at tea plantations.

Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate own majority of tea plantations at Munnar. Tata Tea holds the place of World’s second manufacturer and distributor of tea.

The Tea Museum opened by Tata Tea at Nallathanni Tea Estate in Munnar, is a tribute to the pioneers, whose toils and commitment transformed Munnar in to a major tea plantation centre of Kerala.  

Tata Tea Museum showcases pieces of antiquity.  The most prominent among them is the burial urn excavated from the vicinity of Periakanal Estate, which can be dated back to 2nd century BC. Rotorvane of 1905, Pelton Wheel used at Kanniamallay Estate in1920s, a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway used in between 1900 – 1950, etc. are some of the items exhibited here.

Tata Tea Museum portrays the genesis and evolution of tea plantations of Munnar. There are many curios, photographs and machineries displayed at the museum each of which depict the milestones achieved by the tea estates of the region.

A trip to Tata Tea Museum can provide a firsthand knowledge about various stages of tea processing and production of black tea. Tourists can also learn about the different varieties of tea while visiting the demonstration room for tea testing.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Rajeshwar Kontham

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  • Rajeshwar Kontham
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  78 readers

"Nice informative place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very good museum. Detailed information provided by the members. Will show the entire process of making tea. Can buy different types of tea produced there. Allow you to take pictures but need to pay for camera.
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Srihari Kanchi

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  • Srihari Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  357 readers

"Good to visit with family"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Very good place to have good time with family to know good things. You will enjoy different types of tea there. You will come to know how the tea is manufactured from leaves. It really gives an amazing experience.
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  • 6 votes

Kevin John

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  • Kevin John
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 37 Reviews
  •  155 helpful votes
  •  11782 readers

"Worth a visit, old artifacts in there from the British age"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
One has to pay a nominal fee to enter. They have all kinds of old artifacts in there from the British age. You will also be show a small documentary during the visit. Once that is done they give you a cup of tea as well *Value*
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Sanjeev Bhardwaj

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  • Sanjeev Bhardwaj
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 6 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  1302 readers

"Tata Tea museum depicting history"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015
The museum is located at high altitude offering a very nice view of valley flooded with tea gardens. The Museum also offers different type of teas including green tea at reasonable prices.
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Akshay Chandru

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  • Akshay Chandru
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  1208 readers

"A great place to know and purchase tea"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Mar 3, 2015
We visited Tata Tea Museum with our friends. First they explained the production of tea and the machines involved. They also gave us sample tea for tasting. They also had a Huge shop to buy tea for ourselves. It was a great experience.
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Samanaya Anand

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  • Samanaya Anand
  • Lives in Adyar
  • 14 Reviews
  •  61 helpful votes
  •  10778 readers

"Very enlightening tour about tea plantation"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2015
It was good guiding tour. The staff were very helpful in explaining things. The tea packets were sold at a very reasonable rates. We brought about 15Kgs for friends and relatives.
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Saumya mullerpallan

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  • Saumya mullerpallan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  1071 readers

"Gives the knowledge of Tea product"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2015
This visit is a great place to go to, here we’ll know how the plantations began and how our favorite beverage works for us. Not only its informative but also gives us the whole range of products available.
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Navin varidani

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  • Navin varidani
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 16 Reviews
  •  80 helpful votes
  •  14289 readers

"A Must Place to Visit in Munnar"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015
We had been to Tata Tea Museum at 4:30 pm in the evening and this is a very well maintained museum. We saw the actual tea making procedure in this hotel and there was documentary which contained the history of tea Gardens in India. The museum had photographs of tea Gardens. It also had ancient calculators and telephones.
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Kushal Patel

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  • Kushal Patel
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 6 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  4005 readers

"Enjoyed the technology"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2014
I really enjoyed because I like to know about technology and I like to know about how tea are made from tea leaves and division of white tea, green tea and black tea.
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Ganeshkarthick Radhakrishnan

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  • Ganeshkarthick Radhakrishnan
  • 15 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  166 helpful votes
  •  12583 readers

"A place to visit and know about tea"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 13, 2014
They show a short video of the history of Munnar and the native people of Munnar and Tatas commitment to Munnar. The process of preparing tea is also explained in a short duration.
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