Munnar Tea Museum

Munnar one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. Munnar tea museum set up at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar is a fitting tribute to the toils and rig ours of its pioneers, who showed utmost determination and were resolute in their efforts to transform Munnar into a major plantation centre of Kerala. This museum highlights some very interesting facts and figures about the growth and development of tea plantations in Munnar. An important landmark of Munnar, the tea museum houses old photographs, machinery, curios and other artifacts that have been used since ancient times.

This Tata Tea Museum Munnar diligently portrays the growth of Munnar tea estates, veritably conveyed through some of the displays like the rudimentary tea roller to the modern fully automated tea factory. A sundial, placed on a granite block, which was made in 1913 by the Art Industrial School at Nazareth, Tamil Nadu, greets a visitor to the Tea Museum. Some of the unique items on display at the museum are the original tea roller, dating back to 1905, the 'Pelton Wheel' used in the power generation plant in the 1920s; a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway that shuttled men and material between Munnar and Top. A section of the tea museum also houses classic bungalow furniture, wooden bathtub, typewriters, iron oven, magneto phone, manual calculators etc of the yester years. Another attraction at the museum is the demonstration room for tea tasting.