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Sun Yat Sen Museum

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Address: 120 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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+60 16-555 1910
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A historic gem in the heart of the George Town world heritage site. The Sun...

A historic gem in the heart of the George Town world heritage site. The Sun Yat Sen Museum is a beautifully-preserved house museum in the multicultural George Town world heritage site. This historical house has a permanent exhibition on Sun Yat Sen's early revolutionary period in Penang when he planned a historic uprising of the China Revolution of 1911.

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Interesting slice of history

This old house from Sun Yat Sen's time in Penang is very well preserved and worth a visit. Especially interesting were the old maps of the town from the time (many things haven't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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San Juan de Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited other former homes of Dr Sun Yat Sen in China so this added to our knowledge. A small but well equipped Museum with some very interesting exhibits. Well worth the visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a stop in for 5 Malaysian Ringgit but don't expect much. There is not much original furniture or memorabilia from Sun Yat Sen's time in the building but you can learn a bit of history and see what a restored old house with some nice antiques looks like. The docent was lovely and helpful and even helped with some... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are always trying to improve the content of our museum. We hope you enjoyed your time here nonetheless. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This old house from Sun Yat Sen's time in Penang is very well preserved and worth a visit. Especially interesting were the old maps of the town from the time (many things haven't changed!) and the old wood fired range and cookware.

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Thank Del E
sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! We take great pride in our old shophouse and we're glad you agree. More 

Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Sun Yat Sen Museum during Penang CNY Celebration and lots of activities around this house ! Worth a visit for history lover....

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Thank nitr0888
sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We really appreciate it and are glad you that enjoyed our museum. We are doing our best to maintain this place and to restore as much as we can. It's good to have someone like to you, who knows how to appreciate our museum. We really hope to see you again. More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Educate yourself on some of the early revolutionary press, as well as taking in the sense of history that infuses this place. Enjoy a refreshing tea in a great example of an early Malaysian kitchen. Hosts were very friendly. Make sure to get a photo taken in the "Wilson Hat" mirror.

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum focuses on the activities and relationships formed by the Chinese revolutionary and founder of modern China, Dr. Sun Yat Sen during his time in Penang like him sending his two daughters to a local Penang school and how he formed a reading society to avoid the attention of the authorities. Do not worry if you are unsure about... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for you comprehensive review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This museum is incredible. It's an old house in Georgetown, Penang, with so much to offer. Culture, history and hospitality. the care takers are the nicest people on earth. The place is cooling, the kind of shade we need from the Malaysian sun. Upon your visit, you get free complimentary drinks (Chinese tea, pandan water or lime sour plum). They... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind words! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Sun Yat Sen lived/worked here while fomenting revolution in China so it's an important place in one of China's 20th century transitions. What I really really liked was seeing the first floor of a terrifically intact "shop house," a building type found from Singapore to at least Penang. I believe it is supposed to be from the late 19th c.... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Owner at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. We really appreciate it and are glad you that enjoyed our museum. We are doing our best to maintain this place and to restore as much as we can. It's good to have someone like to you, who knows how to appreciate our museum. We really hope to see you again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Be careful not to walk right past it! Sun Yat Sen was an important figure in modern Chinese history and the building houses many artefacts from his stay in Penang. It's definitely worth a visit for everyone interested in Chinese history.

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sunyatsenmuseum, Owner at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. We really appreciate it and are glad you that enjoyed our museum. We are doing our best to maintain this place and to restore as much as we can. We really hope to see you again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Interesting house that showcases the personal history of Sun Yat Sen who made indisputable contribution to Chinese history. There are a lot of personal artifacts and writings. When we visit, there was a tour guide who was showing tourists around and explaining the life and political journey of Sun Yat Sen. He really made a difference, I'm not sure we... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Owner at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. We really appreciate it and are glad you that enjoyed our museum. We are doing our best to maintain this place and to restore as much as we can. We really hope to see you again. More 

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