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Bygone Beautys Leura

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20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4784 3117
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome and truly a hidden gem. We were on a 3 day trip and took the katoomba trolley tours.We weren't keen to visit this place until the bus driver/guide insisted to visit and gave us coupons for free entry to the museum. We loved the place and ended up going 4 times during our trip just to... More 

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Thank Madhuri M
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Madhuri M, thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your feedback with us and other travellers. We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visits and Devonshire Teas. I’m sure you would have taken advantage of the ‘2 for 1’ Devonshire Tea offer also included on the voucher given to you... More 

Windang, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Fantasticmagoricallyawesome place to visit! Teapots of every size, shape and colour. Many different materials that they are made from and many from different countries are exhibited at Bygone Beautys!. Tea caddies, tea scoops, tea, coasters, cups, saucers, plates, cutlery all on display for all to see and admire. The cost was $5.50 per person to go through the museum but... More 

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Thank Gail T
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Gail T, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide your feedback. We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

Basel, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

There are two parts in the tea room. One nice, great cozy atmosphere, chandeliers, carpet and nice things. One not very nice, cold atmosphere, very bright light. We were told to sit in the not nice part. We asked to change to the nice one and were allowed to do so. After 1 minute they changed their minds so we... More 

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Thank alesjul
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear alesjul, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide your honest feedback. It is very disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion. We apologise if perhaps certain things were not explained to you properly at the time, however there are specific reasons for the set up of the two... More 

Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I took my family for an afternoon tea the day before the New Year and was amazed by the attention to detail of this restaurant. I love the various tea pots and knick knacks in the museum. The owner sure do know what business it is in. Service. I will definitely come back :)

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Thank Lourdes G
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Lourdes G, thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback to us and to other travellers. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. You are right in that we take two very important things seriously here at Bygone Beautys: attention to detail and, of course, service. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This tea house has more to it than just a nice cup of tea. There is a small, but well stocked tea museum with items from all over the world. As for the tea, very nice indeed, as were the scones, still warm with cream and jam.

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Thank Andrew M
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M, thank you for taking the time to provide this lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, including your browse of the Teapot Museum and your Devonshire Tea in the tearooms. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Slightly strange set up in that there is a $5.50 entrance fee but if you go to the cafe there is no entrance fee. Very expensive devonshire tea, $15.00 per person and not great. Average service. The museum holds an interesting and enormous range of teapots. Not a lot of information about them but the owner is very knowledgeable. There... More 

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Thank Plum2007
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Plum2007, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide your honest feedback. The $5.50 entrance fee you refer to is for the Museum which houses over 5,500 teapots which most of our guests marvel at and greatly enjoy the experience of browsing the collection. Most museums charge an entry fee, however we offer the opportunity... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Thi is well worth a visit the display / shop section is excellent and has a huge variety of tea making utensils from bygone eras. It can take a couple of hours if you are really interested or as my husband did a very quick 15 min walk through - its up to you. The cost of souvenirs was reasonable... More 

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Thank Barbara H
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear Barbara H, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide us with your honest feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your browse of the shop and museum and your coffee and cake. It is disappointing to hear that some of your friends did not enjoy their cakes and tea as much and... More 

Bangkok
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you're into tea, then this is for you. Lots of pots, cups and things on display and a nice Devonshire tea at the end of the tour. A little eccentric??

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Thank nickvegas
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear nickvegas, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and other travellers. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and Devonshire Tea, and yes we are a little eccentric with our teapot collection of over 5,500! One of the things people love about visiting is the unique experience we offer. We hope to... More 

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We initially called into the Treasured Teapot Museum as a means to get out of the rain that was pouring down one afternoon, but upon arrival was drawn into the museum by the cute collection of teapots that had on show. The lady behind the counter was extremely lovely, talked to us for a while and then took our order... More 

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Thank annikaturnbull
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear annikaturnbull, thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide your valued feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and your tea and cake. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This quirky cafe was so wonderful to wandering around in and to view the many cool teapot and tea museum pieces filling up the walls, cabinets and displays! The gift shop was also great to get a gift or keepsake. Food was fresh and the staff was lovely and helpful.

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Thank AM_of_Oz
BygoneBeautys, Marketing Director at Bygone Beautys Leura, responded to this review

Dear AM_of_Oz, thank you for taking the time to write this review and give us your feedback. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, browse of the museum and shop and food in the tearoom. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22 Grose St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Leura
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4784 3117
Description
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms is nestled in the village of Leura within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and is home to the world's largest private collection of teawares. There are more than 5,500 teapots in the collection, spanning five centuries and including teapots from all over the world, most of which were collected within Australia. The Treasured Teapot Museum reflects and preserves the diversity of Australian tea-drinking culture. Everywhere you look you will see teapots and tea-related artefacts, old and new, rare or common from Australia, America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Teapots are made in a range of materials and are all on display including china, silver, silver plate, pottery, fine porcelain, cast iron, bakelite, decoupage and textiles. Enjoy the selection of teas and partake of lunch or light refreshments, served with olde-worlde charm. Devonshire Tea is the house specialty or indulge in a Traditional High Tea. Between February 2014 and August 2015, Bygone Beautys undertook major extensions and renovations including a new museum space featuring more than 5,500 teapots (some debuting publically for the first time), function room, formal tearoom and retail area specialising in all things tea-related. The revamp has been steeped to perfection and is now ready to savour. Museum Admission: $5.50 per person and is redeemable with an equivalent purchase in the tearooms or retail area.

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