Tea Museum

Munnar Tea Museum is the country’s first ever tea museum; located at KDHP’s Nullatanni estate in Munnar Idukki District of Kerala . This is a must visit site when holidaying in Munnar. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum. The Museum is closed on all Mondays. The Museum gives first hand knowledge to tourists about tea processing and the operations that go into the making of black tea.

The memorabilia preserved inside include the original tea roller of 1905, the rotorvane (the old-time CTC type tea processing machine), the Pelton wheel used in the power generation plant that existed in Kanniamally Estate in the 1920s, a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway that transported men and material between Munnar and Top Station during the early part of the last century.

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One of the museum’s rooms features the old-time bungalow furniture, cash safe, magneto phone, wooden bathtub, iron oven that used firewood, etc., while another houses antique office equipment such as typewriters and EPABS of the 1909 telephone system that was in use in the high ranges. There is also a tea tasting demonstration room with a variety of teas on display. The museum also has a mini-CTC and orthodox tea manufacturing unit to educate the tourists of the different aspects of tea processing.

Tea Museum Munnar

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