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Penang House of Music

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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Penang Road | Penang House of Music, ICT Digital Mall, Level 3 KOMTAR, George Town, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
+60 4-370 6675
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made an effort to find this place after all the good reviews, but as they didn't accept credit cards, we didn't visit. The guy at the front desk was not very helpful and it looked very small, so not sure what the tour would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank letsgosydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour and interactive VR, complete with music instruments and live recording studio to try out your DJ skills and experience song dedications to your friends back home! Joyce prepped this absorbing musical Odyssey with livid stories and names from Rose Chan to opera to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jambol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting music museum,with a lot of the history of Penang's music history.Several instruments you can try out.Also a library of recordings you can listen too.Do a DJ recording of yourself. Enough to be of interest to most people.Worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank zalnikor
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's on Level 3 of the Kompter building. Follow the stickers on the floor. Shown around by Joyce, who passed a lot of information very enthusiastically. You get a expert history of Penang's music history and even play some instruments yourself. A lot of thought...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst it is a bit of a trek to find the venue, I was greeted by joyful Joyce, who gave me a free and passionate tour of the museum for 1 hour and 20 minutes (which would have been longer had I not been short...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank serina2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This exquisitely curated museum is not only a "Labour of Love" but explores Penang's Musical past and evolution. Its very central location in the Komtar complex [its the tallest building in Northern Malaysia] makes it very accessible by public transport, "Grab" and Taxi. It will...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Komtar building is a bit of a maze inside, but we found the House of Music by following escalators up. Greeted warmly and included in a small group with our English-speaking guide. The tour took about 1 hour and was most interesting, combining history...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank janetol1
PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for spending your time with us at our gallery. We hope that you will come back again soon to visit us. Safe travels!

Reviewed 4 February 2019

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 11 February 2019

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 26 January 2019 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 11 February 2019

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 25 January 2019 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 11 February 2019

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

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