PG Gold Museum
PG Gold Museum
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Experience the astonishing allure of Gold at the PG Gold Museum. Public Gold is the first company in Malaysia to set up a gold museum for you to learn all about gold via exhibitions, demos and guided tours. Located in one of the heritage buildings in Penang, you'll find gold and silver collection from across the world that have been artistically crafted into myriads of designs.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Shira Sharir
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I felt cheated. Came in, Bought tickets told to wait 10 minutes. Went in and they straight away guided us through until the pouring demonstration which was only like a 5 minute show with no interesting points. After that they ushered us out to the shopping section.

I don't think they qualify to be called a museum. RM28 and u get a RM20 voucher for purchases over RM200.

I felt like I was paying RM20 for the voucher and RM8 is the price for the 5 minute "museum".

TERRIBLE!
Written 25 January 2020
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Lee
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Its an eye opening experience to explore a mock - up mine with lots of educational information about the history of gold.

The river gold mining experience was tiring yet fun, sifting through the basin of sand for gold. Finding one gold nugget among the haystick of sand was a joyful moment for me.

Silver melting experience was a rare experience to see how precious metal is being melt and cast into various shapes & sizes.

Written 9 November 2019
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Vivien N
Hong Kong, China35 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
This was a short history of gold mining and it does seem like the motive was for you to end up at the souvenir store at the end selling their jewellery. The kids (aged 6 and 8) thought it was fun and interesting coz it was short enough to keep their attention. I think we finished the “tour” in 30-45mins.
There are better places to visit in Penang.
Written 15 October 2019
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walamahaly
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates286 contributions
Sept 2019 • Friends
In 2017 my family visited PG gold museum and they had a lot of fun and took a wonderful picture. In my visit to Penang I made the destination upon my arrival and it was worth the coming to Penang. Staff were super nice, you have your time to dig for the gold and the gift shop down is good place to buy silver gifts
Written 19 September 2019
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Traveller
3 contributions
Aug 2019
Visited PG Gold Museum on 18.8.19, guide only told us where to take photo, demonstrated how silver is melted, could NOT answer any questions.
Rushed us through to the Gold Shop at the end.
When we requested to head back in to go thru the exhibits, and to read the banners / information at our own pace - we were flatly denied and was told we were at the gift / gold shop and can't head back.
NOT a museum - as everyone was only interested in selling products.
WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME!!
Written 21 August 2019
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Andrew Yap
Johor Bahru, Malaysia70 contributions
May 2019 • Family
It's a mini gold museum. Give little to limited information about gold. The guide just want to rush through to the end of the tour. Guess what, at the end of the tour, there is a jewellery showroom with sales personnel trying to sell you jewellery. That's the whole point of the Gold museum. "Gold Museum" is a trap. They just want tourist to go to the museum, and end up in the jewellery showroom to buy jewellery from them. All tourists and locals should avoid this museum. You can learn more history about Gold from Google than this museum. By the way, the entrance tickets is not cheap either. Avoid at all cost.
Written 3 June 2019
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mms77
Johor Bahru, Malaysia107 contributions
Apr 2019
Paid over 80+ ringgit for the 3 of us. The tour guide was not very enthusiastic. It was actually quite interesting until we were about to leave and a group of 3 women entered and asked for a discount and I overheard them say that he would grant them a discount and they would only have to pay 50 ringgit for the 3 of them. So the overpriced amount of 86 ringgit really felt like a rip off. Enter with CAUTION.
Written 25 April 2019
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
They will keep asking us to buy their gold & related products after ending the tour. Anyway, it's an informative tour
Written 26 January 2019
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irene10899
Udon Thani, Thailand254 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Its small, but educational to young children, my boy enjoys finding the gold. The only annoying part was by end of the tour, you will exit through the shop whereby the sales are very pushy, keep asking you to buy gold from him!
Written 18 December 2018
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GenYong Y
8 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Good and informative about the gold history, more knowledgeable after the visit. All the staffs here are friendly and helpful.
Written 30 November 2018
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