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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

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Learn about the history of tea and its cultural significance at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, situated in the oldest colonial-style building in Hong Kong. Besides the fascinating architecture, the museum is home to various antique teapots, bowls, and trays, made out of porcelain or purple clay. View exhibits about the tea drinking ceremony, with explanations both in Chinese and English, and see the interactive displays showcasing the history of tea in China. Visit the cafe for some freshly brewed local tea, or purchase quality tea and accessories at the shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and many more Hong Kong attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hong Kong holiday planner.
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  • Relationship of tea culture Museum a real good place Stadium see experimental tea culture see, tea is one of the main Chinese people and sell is also free to access handy, is one one of the view point is not wrong.
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  • Flagstaff House free into the stadium, don't say this museum is large, so exhibit isn't much, but sell much show of ceramic tea set, very beautiful, that's something to see. Likes tea friends, sell also sell tea leaf Mai Heritage Museum, very reasonable price money.
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  • Flagstaff House is the oldest western style building in HK. It is a great example of a colonial building and offers comfort and relief from the heat and humidity in the city. Free entry and the house ...  more »
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  • 館址原先是具170多年歷史的前英軍總司令官邸,於1984年改建為茶具文物館。 With the history of over 170 years, the Flagstaff House originally served as the office and residence of the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong. It was converted to the Museum of Tea Ware in 1984, with a new wing, the K.S. Lo Gallery, added in 1995. Alongside its exhibitions, the Museum holds regular demonstrations, tea gatherings and lecture programmes to promote ceramic art and Chinese tea drinking culture.      
  • very unique museum with delicate teaware! You could also bought a teapot for souvenir!
  • Nice Collection of old and modern teaware. Especially enjoyed the video on how teapots are handmade
  • The Flagstaff House, a Palladian styled house ehich was designed making reference to the banqueting hall in Greenwich of UK. They got original granite Doric column with column base there
  • Beautiful displays of historic teaware. Also interesting descriptions and videos of Chinese tea ceremonies.

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