Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms is nestled in the picturesque mountain village of Leura and houses the world's largest private collection of tea wares.
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.
Enjoy the selection of teas and partake of lunch or light refreshments, served with 'olde-worlde' charm on fine bone china. Devonshire Tea is the house specialty or indulge in a Traditional High Tea.
Whether you like English or Irish breakfast, Oolong or Russian Caravan; white, green, orange or red; weak, strong or smoky, the long-awaited Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms revamp has been steeped to perfection and is ready to savour.
The teapot collection came into existence in 1974, when Ronald Hooper, a previous joint owner of Bygone Beautys came across a geisha girl teapot which was made in England in the 19th Century. Like any piece of decorative art, this teapot sat proudly on Ronald’s dresser and before long was accompanied by many more teapots.
In 1992, Ronald Hooper and Maurice Cooper OAM, the current proprietor, joined forces to create Bygone Beautys. Maurice quickly matched Ronald’s collection to give equality to the partnership. The Treasured Teapot Museum reflects and preserves the diversity of Australian tea drinking culture. Everywhere you look you will see teapots, old and new, rare or collectable 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.
According to bygonebeautys.com.au & nesuto.com & bluemts.com.au