Posted on Sep 12, 2018

Lockhart Tea Museum

Lockhart Tea Museum- Nestled around a Living Tea Factory in an Estate with a history of more than 100 years. A museum is an abode of various artefacts collected to reflect and in turn educate the present generations about the cultural, historical, and artistic works of the bygone era. Lockhart Tea Museum is one such place which excites its visitors by providing a historical voyage through the development of one of the first plantations in Munnar from 1879. This living Museum and factory gives a bucketful of knowledge about orthodox tea processing and the operations that go into the making of black tea, green tea, and white tea in traditional ways. Lockhart Tea Museum displays various equipment’s used in the plantation in the past and present like Hand Shears, Mechanical Harvesting Machines, Drake and Fletcher Sprayer to name a few. The Tea Museum makes the visitors understand the growth of plantations from 1819. The Museum includes old writings, 100 years old photographs of the British planters during their hunting, Bullock carts, Allwyn Prestocold refrigerator, Funerary Urn etc which informs the visitors about the ancient world. Old photographs on the walls show a glimpse of the history of Munnar.