Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms is nestled in the village of Leura within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The tearooms and showrooms offer visitors a truly memorable experience – so don’t forget your camera! Home of world’s largest private collection of teawares, most items are on display in the Treasured Teapot Museum. 

The ultimate experience is to enjoy the famous silver service Traditional High Tea or the ever-popular Devonshire Tea in the Bygone Beautys Tearooms. Visitors can also purchase estate jewellery (gold, silver and diamonds), antiques, collectables and contemporary quality gifts - all scattered throughout the emporium

On most days you may catch the proprietor, Maurice Cooper OAM, (better known as The Teapot Man or Mr Teapot) serving customers at the front desk. Maurice will be easily recognisable wearing a bow tie, and will probably be in the midst of selling a diamond ring to a customer. Maurice and some of the staff are themselves great examples of Bygone Beautys!

To find us on foot from Leura Railway Station or, if driving to the Blue Mountains from Sydney, turn left off the Great Western Highway into Leura Mall. Go past the railway station, turn left into Railway Parade at the roundabout, then turn right into Grose Street. Continue straight ahead to the next corner and on your left you will find Bygone Beautys!

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

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.

As part of the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail quarter-yearly Open Days, Bygone Beautys is listed at a 'Place to Eat' along the trail. Open Days are held on the first Saturday in January, April, July and October. 
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Join Maurice Cooper OAM, the owner of Bygone Beautys, for an informative, witty and thoroughly entertaining teapot talk on the history of tea, the diversity of the treasured collection of teawares and the social effects of tea drinking throughout the centuries. Includes a Traditional High Tea in the tearoom and a complementary take-home package of house tea.
Held at 1.30pm on Thursday 28 January 2016 and Thursday 18 February 2016. Cost: $38.50 per person.
Bookings are essential and can be made by phone: 02 4784 3117 or email:


Be transported back to the Roaring Twenties and experience true decadence at Bygone Beautys’ special Traditional High Tea event Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend. Through an opulent display of sparkling diamonds accompanied by a complementary glass of champagne, visitors will experience the full charade of 1920s grandeur set amongst a lavish backdrop of an old world dining room. Tables adorned with an impressive array of shimmering diamonds, sparkling champagne, as well as silver pots and fine bone china, guests will be amazed at just how many diamonds will fit on the table. While waiters are dressed in top and tails to deliver this decadent delight on an afternoon tea tray mobile, guests will be transported back to the leisure of decades past.

Held at 3pm each Saturday in February: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th February 2016. Cost: $38.50 per person for the first 2 persons, $33.00 per addtional person.

Includes ompementary glass of Champagne.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phone: 02 4784 3117 or email:


Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms

Open 7 days a week, 10.00am to 5.30pm. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.  Last tearoom orders are taken at 5.00pm. The last sitting for Traditional High Tea is 4.00pm on weekdays and 4.30pm on weekends.

To ensure a fabulous experience please book in advance for Traditional High Tea or for groups of more than 6 people.

Bygone Beautys
Cnr Grose & Megalong Streets
Leura NSW 2780
Blue Mountains Australia
Ph +61 (2) 4784 3117
or +61 (2) 4784 3108
Freecall 1800 663 619
Fax +61 (2) 4784 3078

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Bygone Beautys Blue Mountains accommodation offer a range of self contained cottages ideal for romantic weekends, family holidays or group bookings.
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Choose from a stunning variety of estate and contemporary jewellery.
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The largest private collection of antiques and collectables in the Blue Mountains, right in the heart of Leura.
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Our tearoom serves tea from around the world in a traditional silver service style.
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Take time to explore our range of gift items.
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There are now over 3,000 teapots on display at Bygone Beautys Leura 栴he WorldⳠlargest private teapot collection, and still growing半
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