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Pinang Peranakan Museum

Address: 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 604-2642929
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Ranked #2 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Ryde
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25 reviews 25 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Peranakan Museum is really worth a visit. The entrance fee is RM20 and if you are lucky there is a guide available (they need 5 people). What you get to see is truly fascinating. The houses (4 in total)have on display the jewellery they wore, the clothes, furniture etc. This is a place you'd want to come back to... More

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

abit hot in the museum and wish to have a guide to explain on the history of the museum. entrance fees abit on high side and probably lower will attract for revisit

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Was on a business trip so only had time for one attraction and this came recommended, after Blue Mansion. There's a little parking lot at the front (great for driving tourists). The entrance ticket costs RM20. The museum is a full fledged Peranakan mansion, with artefacts well-preserved and clean! I enjoyed my whole hour there, absorbing the interesting culture of... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

quick and informative history of the place. Reada all the fine print and relate it to the rest of Asia as we know it.

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Oakland, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The house is an attraction in itself. Each room us decorated in period style, loaded with antiques (in some cases, overloaded). There is a bit of repetition on the second floor (didn't really need to see ALL of those glass vases) but overall a worthy stop on your itinerary. The jewelry museum is almost an afterthought, with most of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had very little time in penang and i found a very friendly travel person to take me around.i had only one day and this person mr.mohammed minhaj of friendly and reliable tours in batu feringhi took us around and strongly recommended a visit to penang museum.a small museum.but lovely.an encapsulatulation of the history of penang with authentic recreations of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Interesting experience but we would not have understood as much had it not been for our own tour guide. The museum doesn't seem to have a guide to walk around with explanations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Before this place belonged to the local tycoon Penang family. Now it is a famous place known as a Pinang Peranakan museum . All inside is worth to spend a half day to study . The furniture, Jewellery, rooms & everything could explains you how is their life from 60-80 years ago. This could tell you about the blending of... More

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Listen, I only want to give a quick review of my views, not writing long essays, please give me a break!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This museum is really a restored mansion which once belonged to a Peranakan family. The architecture, furniture, portraits, jewelry, decorations, household items to European imports provide a glimpse of great wealth in the bygone era. Written descriptions or headsets could have been helpful and informative.

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