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Flagstaff House Tea Ware Museum

The Flagstaff House Tea Ware Museum, built in the year 1864, is an elegant reminder of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage. Located at 10, Cotton Tree Drive, Central (within the Hong Kong Park), Flagstaff House Museum was the residence for the Commander of the British forces in Hong Kong. Today, Flagstaff House is home to the Museum of Tea Ware, which is a branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Flagstaff House Tea Ware Museum

Image Courtesy: Canadian Pacific used under the Creative Commons Licence

This old, Western-style architecture museum displays a collection of antique Chinese tea ware, allowing a glimpse into the history of tea. Their mission is to preserve the cultural heritage of China and promote art though a collection of more than 16,000 artifacts, including Chinese paintings, antique Chinese treasures, calligraphy works, paintings of historical significance and creations by local artists.

The main attractions at the galleries are the Peruse bowls, brewing trays, teaspoons, sniffing cups, and teapots made of porcelain. The museum also presents a variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from both local sources as well as overseas.

The ground-floor has been converted to a café, which serves the finest of Chinese teas. The park grounds are also used for hosting marriages and as a venue for wedding photography. Additionally, the museum also organises educational programs.

Flagstaff House Tea Ware Museum

Image Courtesy: David Boté Estrada used under the Creative Commons Licence

 

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