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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 43 Attractions in George Town
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is awesome! They preserved all jewelries, clothing and furnitures. The carvings in the stairs and wall divisions are very intricate. You should not miss this museum when going to Penang.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great museum full of interesting, old and very valuable artefacts showing the culture of Nyonya. The house is situated on two storeys and there's also a lovely shrine in the back of its courtyard and an extra museum with some jewels and other precious objects. Really lovely museum, but apart from a small booklet, not much information is provided, which... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

for 20 ringgit this was a good value trip to the museum. Our guide, Steven, was a charming young chap, who spoke great English and interspersed information with humour to just about the right degree. There's an element of salesmanship as they subtlily lead you through the jewellery shop and gift shop, but nothing pushy. Recommended for an hour or... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We loved it, the most amazing house we have ever visited!! Glimpse into another world, go and visit Cynthia in the jewlery museum there, we bought some fab vintage jewlery here at a reasonable price!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

For a jump back into history, this is the place in Penang. It sits in an old family home of one of the great Chinese Capitan's of 2 centuries ago. You get to see the massive wealth and lifestyle that he lived. However, please be warned that the collection is really a hodge podge of stuff put together - while... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed seeing the house, but would have benefited from having a guided tour. This was not offered when we went, so we wandered on our own. It was still worthwhile.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A beautiful house which gives a view into the world of the wealthiest Nyonya people. The decor in the rooms is amazing, very beautiful but equally very of its time. The clothes on display are lovely. The Jewellery Museum is amazing - so much wonderful bling. A great place to wander and sample the atmosphere. It will have you crying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Here is a Very Interesting museum. Steven is a nice tour guide. We have a fun time here. There are 4 sections to visit. Recommended

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

An interesting property and glimpse into what life was like for a wealthy Peranakan family. Well worth a visit and also stopping by the very well stocked gift shop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was kinda disappointed during my second visit when I realized part of the dinning room was converted to other purposes. Overall, it's still alright to learn about the history of this building and the person who built this.

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