Teapot Island

Type:Museum

Hampstead Lane, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6HG

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About

Teapot Island is a most unusual visitor attraction and is well suited to England and its love of tea. Over the centuries we have so enjoyed this drink that we have developed teapots to celebrate different events, fashion and changing times.

Teapot Island opened its doors in April 2003 and is a small family run business. It holds two awards in the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of teapots they own. Whilst the collection is continuing to grow it is currently at about 6,700.

Teapot Island started life in the 1950’s as a tin shack which sold bait to fishermen and provided them with cups of tea. The café has developed a lot and is no longer a tin shack but serves a wide range of different food, a selection of ice creams and cream teas. The cream teas are divine with homemade scones, baked daily, homemade jam and real Cornish clotted cream. This of course comes with a nice pot of tea!

A small charge is made for entry to the Teapot exhibition and a gift shop enables you to buy a memento of your visit.

Potter Gary Seymour of Seymour Designs makes teapots and other ceramic on site and you can purchase a variety of goods from his workshop. Alternatively there is also the paint shop where you can paint your own pottery, and children can create their own masterpieces. These creations can be fired on site, making them dishwasher safe and suitable for everyday use at home. 

Teapot Island is situated alongside the River Medway with good walks in both directions or it is simply a pleasant place to spend the afternoon watching the world and his boat go by.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£2.50 per ticket
Child£1.50 per ticket
Concession£1.50 per ticket

Exhibition prices: £2.50 adult, children & OAPs £1.50
Group discount available

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      170
    • Very Good
      91
    • Average
      45
    • Poor
      16
    • Terrible
      17

    Recent Reviews:

    • malcolma530
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      1st class
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 17th August 2022
      Took my Sister here to celebrate her 65th Birthday. After a walk around the museum we had a wonderful "High Tea" which was excellent. The staff are 1st class. This all added up to an excellent time Read full review
    • yoshikoh587
      Trip Type:
      Family
      ruined day
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 22nd August 2022
      Stuff are very rude, A fun day was ruined. Interior need to be updated, its very shame the location is fantastic. Read full review
    • littlefiglets
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Soo many teapots amazing
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 25th August 2022
      There was 15 of us and we was made to feel very welcome on arrival. Luke gave us the story behind tea pot island which was lovely, followed by lunch fro. The hard working staff. Food was brilliant... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    A228 north of Paddock Wood; at roundabout right onto B2015, then right onto B2162 to Yalding, over railway crossing, over lock gates, over traffic lights, turn right into car park. (Follow signs)

    Public Transport Directions

    Half a mile from Yalding Railway Station.

    Opening Times

    2022 opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

    * Mondays to Fridays 10am - 4pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
    9am - 5pm.

    During off season (Oct - March) please telephone for opening times

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