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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A stunning well-preserve Peranakan 19th century house, with fully furnished tooms stuffed full of antiques, beautiful intricately carved wood furniture and panelling, paintings and mother of pearl - so you could imagine how people used to live. Impressive and beautiful. We were lucky to get one of the few free parking spaces outside the museum.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was nice that the home was so authentic and everything was so clean and arranged nicely like how the peranakans in the olden days would do it, but I had a hard time learning anything with little to no description. The only information I learnt is through this tour guide who I wasn't with but seemed to be guiding... More

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