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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong
(3.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Hong Kong S.A.R. Park walk, and discovered a fashionable Western-style building in the middle. What was apparently used as a former British Army Commander House seems to be. In the Hong Kong S.A.R. oldest Western-style architecture, now that it has become tea Museum. Walking unsteadily and encounter various things.
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  • This museum is free but not particularly interesting to me. Eating and drinking tea at the teahouse next to the museum is expensive. You can have better and cheaper tea and dim sum at other places in ...  more »
  • We stopped in here unplanned, while wandering through the wonderful Hong Kong Park. We were stunned to find such a great set of exhibits and education on tea and tea ware. Very interesting! There were...  more »
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  • It's in a great park. Fairly extensive collection of teapots. But it's a bit lacking in.. va voom!
  • The art of Chinese Tea is incredibly complicated. You could learn something here and enjoy the Chinese Tea and Chinese music in Lok Cha Hin. This is one of the best place in the world for a hot summer.
  • At Hong Kong park’s northernmost tip is the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. Built in 1846 as the home of the commander of the British forces, it is the oldest colonial building in Hong Kong still standing in its original spot. The museum, a branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, houses a collection of antique Chinese tea ware.
  • Honestly, a bit disappointing for someone who does pottery. There are some nice pieces but most are simply remarkable in that they have survived this long, not for any intrinsic interestingness. Maybe it will be better when they reopen the other half.
  • Nice exhibitions with videos shown along to illustrate various tea brewing techniques.