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Penang House of Music

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A celebration of Penang's glorious musical heritage and cultural diversity with carefully curated exhibitions and interactive features. We showcase, among many things, Penang's popular music from the 1940s-1960s, a feature on communal music, a...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Penang Road | Penang House of Music, ICT Digital Mall, Level 3 KOMTAR, George Town, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is well hidden in the Komptar tower but is worth looking for and finding. A vast array of musical instruments, local singer history, cinema and night club posters from years gone by. You can even be a radio DJ and record yourself introducing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank allan7554
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for making the effort to look for us in our hideaway. We do our best to provide ample signage. We hope you had a good treasure hunt and we hope that you enjoyed our gallery. Safe travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a thoroughly enjoyable tour of the museum by Joyce, who was an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly guide. The museum is hidden away in a strange location at the top of a shopping centre but despite initial impressions is well worth a visit! It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Jamesa2223
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and enjoying our space. We hope that you have a safe trip wherever you go and please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic little museum inside the IT Center Shopping Mall, covering the history and politics of Penang through its music, and highlighting its most prominent musicians. Everything from musical instruments to records on an old grammaphone can be played by people who visit;...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank keving302
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for for making effort to visit our diamond in the rough. Our front of house team is always ready to tailor make a positive experience for your visit. We are glad you took the time to try our all our interactive displays. Please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. We were fortunate to have a guided tour through the exhibit. Joy, our guide was extremely passionate about music and explained the evolution of Malaysian music through the years and I really liked the interactive elements; from augmented reality, listening to tracks, playing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Retep2838
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad you had a positive experience, our front of house always strive to give a tailor made experience just for you. We hope to see you again soon and wish u safe travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was very personalised, interactive with the perfect amount of free roaming time vs education and guidance. A lot of historical pieces worth the time!More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank gracebeno
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. It takes time to truly enjoy the space even though cozy it’s experincing the music in all its glory that really benefits visitors as yourself. We hope you have safe journey and please visit us soon. Safe...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this museum after reading the good reviews on Trip Advisor and even though we aren’t musicians ourselves it gave us such an insight into Penang through the ages. Joyce, our personal guide, was so passionate about everything she showed us....More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank Q1829GAkathys
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you making th effort to visit us. We are glad you enjoyed the vinyls that we have available for listers to play. We will be sure to forward your thanks to our front of house team who will always strive to make you sure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on 31 December 2018. The entire place is very well run. You get personal attention and a guide to show you around the museum which is not very big... and after the guided tour, you are free to go back and check out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank coliwui
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very for your kind words. It really means a lot to us when guests really explore and experience our space in great detail. Thank you for noticing about the over excited ness. But we do our very best in ensuring guest know how...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with my son (6) and we loved it. Our guide was excellent - energetic, knowledgeable and helpful with my son when he started to fidget. I also loved the chance the speak to the owner (a musician himself) and learn a bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Emma B
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for bringing your little one and we always welcome merry makers. Thank you taking the time to try everything for the time u spent here we hope it was fruitful. Wishing you safe travels.

Reviewed 11 January 2019

i never see those classic radio before and all the instrument . the lady explained very well , entry fees are very cheap its absolutely worth to see and experience in here . you can lay the instrument , listen to the classic music ,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 678jacko
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to send at our gallery. We hope that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Safe travels!

Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

We are not "music buffs" but still found this museum amazing! They presented music as the perfect gateway to learning more general historical and cultural knowledge about the area. Joyce (our tour guide) was incredibly passionate and informative. They had many instruments and fun activities...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jengaslayer
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. We hope now after the tailor made experience by our front of house team you are music buffs yourselves. We wish you safe travels

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