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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

Free admission
10 Cotton Tree Drive, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

The Basics

The 2-story Flagstaff House was built in the Greek Revival style, and features a simple façade, colonnaded verandas, and wooden monsoon shutters. The museum’s extensive collection contains more than 600 pieces of fine tea ware. There are also exhibits on the history of tea, different types of tea, and the benefits of tea. The museum holds regular demonstrations and lectures on the importance of tea culture in China and Hong Kong. The K. S. Lo Gallery, located in a building nearby, showcases rare Chinese ceramics and seals from the Ming and Qing dynasties. An on-site teahouse allows visitors to try and purchase different teas.

Flagstaff House can be visited independently. Or visit as part of a historical walking tour that stops at other points of historical significance, including Possession Point, the Legislative Council building, and the Court of Final Appeal Building.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum offers free admission.

  • The museum includes a gift shop and a teahouse, which is located on the ground floor of the K. S. Lo Gallery.

  • The ground floor of the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and the K. S. Lo Gallery are wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Flagstaff House is located inside Hong Kong Park. Take the MTR to Admiralty Station (Exit C1). Or take bus Nos. 12, 12A, 23B, 40, or 103. You can also walk from Central or Admiralty, or take the tram to the Cotton Tree Drive stop.

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When to Get There

Flagstaff House is open daily except for Tuesday (other than public holidays) and the first two days of the Lunar New Year. The on-site teahouse offers longer hours of operation daily, and is closed the first two days of the Lunar New Year and the second Tuesday of each month.

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Nearby Attractions in Hong Kong Park

There are a number of other attractions in Hong Kong Park aside from Flagstaff House. See the birds in the Edward Youde Aviary or check out the different plants in the Forsgate Conservatory. Those with an interest in art should stop by the Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, which provides studios for artists, as well as space for artists to display their works.

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