Tata Tea Museum, Munnar
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Tata Tea Museum

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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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Saumya mullerpallan
  • Saumya mullerpallan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Gives the knowledge of Tea product" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
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
  • Navin varidani
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 15 Reviews

"A Must Place to Visit in Munnar" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
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
  • Kushal Patel
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 6 photos
  • 11 Reviews

"Enjoyed the technology"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  • Ganeshkarthick Radhakrishnan
  • 15 photos
  • 8 Reviews

"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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Jain
  • Jain
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews

"The history of Tea is shown"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 13, 2014
The lot of Tea varieties of Tea are available in this museum. The movie on tea history was very goods.
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Gaurav Jain
  • Gaurav Jain
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 5 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Must for every tarveller"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 9, 2014
This is must for every traveller to Munnar. They will first show you a movie. Then they will explain you how tea is made and what are different types of teas. They will also explain benefits of each. I guess tata tea museum is closed around 5:00 PM so plan your journey accordingly. If you wish you can also buy different types of tea from shops within museum. Some of them are reasonable and some of them are highly priced. But I would recommend to buy small quantity if your budget does not permit but please do buy from there.
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Basawarajeshwari Reddy
  • Basawarajeshwari Reddy
  • 2 Reviews

"It's a very nice museum"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2014
It's a very nice museum. Here, they will show pictures through which, we can know everything about tea and also, the history of the place.
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Seema Kamat
  • Seema Kamat
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 10 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"Learned to make a Tea"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2014
At the age of 54, I how to make a good tea and which is good for health. They have big tea factory and demonstrate how to make a good tea with all pictures around.
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Tulu Mukherjee
  • Tulu Mukherjee
  • 2 Reviews

"Here you can learn how tea is processed from leaves"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Aug 9, 2014
If you are at Munnar and you are not visiting this museum, it would be a big disappointment. Here you can learn how tea is processed from leaves. They will show you a live demonstration of the processing and you can see how different machines work. You will find it very interesting and attractive. There is one shop where you can buy original processed tea leaves of different types and flavours at reasonable cost. So don't miss the museum at Munnar.
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Sudesh
  • Sudesh
  • 3 Reviews

"Natuaral tea place naver seen before"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Jul 18, 2014
We were pleased with Tata Tea Garden. Never seen the place like that before. This helps has to enlight knowledge tea product.
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