Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms

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.

Bygone Beautys is often referred to as an emporium or “Aladdin’s Cave” as it is stocked floor to ceiling with antiques and collectables, jewellery and unique contemporary gifts and cards – a trove for treasure hunters and all who love a living touch of history. Waiting to be discovered is that perfect gift for a friend or family member.

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. Bookings of 20 or more guests will include, by invitation, a teapot talk.

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.

Where we are
20-22 Grose St
Leura NSW 2780

How to find us


Bygone Beautys is easily accessible by car or train. It is a short 6 minute walk from Leura railway station and is a designated bus stop on the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus and Blue Mountains Trolley Tours hop-on/hop-off tourist bus routes.

Contact us

(02) 4784 3117

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Opening hours

10am – 5.30pm 7 days

Last tearoom orders taken at 5.00pm, with the last sitting for Traditional High Tea at 4.00pm on weekdays and 4.30pm on weekends.

Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Admission price

$5.50 per person. The Museum Admission is redeemed with an equivalent purchase in the tearooms or retail area.

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