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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery: Tours & Tickets

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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery Officially open in 1962, the Museum houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics. There are also Malay daggers (keris), Chinese furniture, embroidery and paintings of old...more
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Farquhar Road | Lebuh Light, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 June 2019

The Penang State museum is currently in the the old hospital building in McAllister Road whilst the main museum building is being renovated which I was told could take several years. So the current museum is really makeshift with just a fraction of the items...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 7 March 2019

A really weird mixture of stuff which will not detain you for long, but this is still a very interesting place to while away 45 minutes away from the beaten Georgetown track

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

I very nearly passed on this one but so glad I didn’t. It shows the cultural diversity & history of Penang in fascinating room displays with clear explanations, not great long essays! There are few objects but they are beautifully displayed and it wouldn’t take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 12 January 2019

Was having a lot of high hopes for Penang Museum as Penang is a heritage site and even the hotel I was staying at charged me additional RM2 per night just because it's in the heritage area. So that's a lot to say about their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jeanchu09
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

According to the Star newspaper dated 25 March 2017, the museum will remain closed for 3 years for major renovation works. There is a temp museum at 57 Macalister Rd but nowhere as good. Pity the Musuem staff cannot be bothered to update their website...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank ayllim
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

The main building is closed for renovation so it’s been moved. 1MR per person but there’s nothing really here. B block has a nice calligraphy image of a ship, two beds, some clothes, tiffins and a video of I think a wedding. Well presented, air...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank ACEY1
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Pity. I had looked forward to visiting this place as I had heard that they have sown rare artefacts from the now demos lived stately mansions of Penang. Also they have a sterling collection of Peranakan antiques as well. Imagine my disappointment getting there on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank choobengg2017
Reviewed 4 June 2018

A must for the first time tourist to take in what Penang really is very interesting in many ways take your time and enjoy the experience.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank James G
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The museum ia closed for developmental works till November 2017. The temporaet museum is now located at 57 Macalister Road occupying a former hospital. Nothing much on display at the moment unless you are interested in the history of the building.

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank emmeister
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Visiting the museum is really as you live in the past, in a historical maintained building, you can touch and feel the past, and enjoy the display.

Date of experience: February 2017
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