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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

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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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+60 4-261 3144
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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

4  Thank Choo-Beng G
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.

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.

3  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.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My kids really excited to the visit the museum and to learn more about penang history. It's really difficult to park our vehicle because lack of parking space. We had no other choice but to park at fort Cornwallis's parking lot. Nearly 10 minutes walk....More

2  Thank castiel21
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

After few rounds searching for parking, found out that this place is closed til july 2017. 😭 Advise for those who want to visit this museum, take grab or walk.

Thank anise M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

For 1 ringgit you get a small but beautifully formed museum telling you all about the different peoples who came to Penang and still live there. Interesting photographs, clothes and artefacts. Well worth an hour of your time.

Thank LoungerLondon
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is only 1 Ringgit to get in, and it is right in the centre of town, so there's no excuse not to visit! The museum gives a good introduction to the various people who have come to live in Penang, such as the Chinese,...More

Thank StephenStocks
Reviewed 4 April 2017

For a mere 1 ringgit you can walk around this small museum and learn a lot about Penang's history. It gives you a great insight into how people from China, Thailand and Burma to mention a few, came to these shores. You'll see and learn...More

1  Thank SmillaRyde
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Penang State Museum provides an excellent overview of the role of multiple ethnicities in making George Town such a fascinating and unique place. The presentation on Penang's history was engaging and informative, but what really makes this place a must see is the outstanding...More

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