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Address: 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 604-2642929
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$565*
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Absolutely fabulous and worth several visits to take it all in. The jewellery is out of this world. The whole place is fantastic . T he museum has a collection of wedding robes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fabulous and worth several visits to take it all in. The jewellery is out of this world. The whole place is fantastic . T he museum has a collection of wedding robes and you can only marvel at the sewing skills. Upstairs the collection of China and glass is superb

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having visited the Blue Mansion last November and the Peranakan museum in Singapore recently I was keen to see what the Pinnang Peranakan house had to offer to complete my understanding of this mix of culture which is quite fascinating to me. While all over the world people comment about clash in cultures Malaysia celebrates the fact that for several... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

A Visitor who wants to experience a Penang Peranakan Museum, this one is a must. It has many artefacts that are not only well maintained, but are quite certain to arouse your attention and imagination. Provide sufficient time to really explore this interesting museum, dont rush through and one is likely to come out very satisfied. I believe even locals,... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The house was very attractively decorated and our guide gave lots of information about the history of the artefacts and stories about the family, with some saucy little stories! You have to take your shoes off to go upstairs. After a while, I felt the tour guide was going in to too much detail about items in display cabinets and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Filled with the quotidian objects of a bygone era, the museum is as interesting as it is beautiful with staff who are very friendly and enthusiastic (especially Jack who made it a point to highlight those areas we may have missed had we been left to our own devices). The only improvement I would suggest is to have more detailed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Out of the things I have done in Penang, this is the standout. The content is spectacular and the museum is staffed by a passionate team keen on sharing their knowledge. This is a must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A visit to the Museum helps place the culture and cuisine of The Pearl of the Orient. There is a room set for each of the major races that settled Penang, including the WW II occupation period.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Something for all the family; three generations, my mother, myself and my children visited this great collection of antiques. The English speaking guide ROBIN was very informative and even the kids were fascinated by all the amazing antiques that were on display and preserved. One of the must visit sites if you are in Penang.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This crowded and chaotic museum is well worth a visit as you get to see so much art and treasuree of the peranakan people. The collection is as mad as a madwomans underwear but worth going through with the guides to see how the Chinese in Penang lived and how wealthy they once were

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As an antique admirer, I was advised by a friend for not skipping this special museum. At the first step at the main door I was not too excited due none welcome us. In fact we arrived a bit late around 4 PM. The museum opens until 6 PM. I visited the dining room at the right hand side and... More 

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