We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pinang Peranakan Museum

29 Church Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
604-2642929
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 40 attractions in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Peranakan Mansion in Penang provides a fascinating history of Nonya Baba heritage (Mixture of Immigrant Chinese assimilated into Malay culture). The... more »
Write a Review

836 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    394
    320
    87
    21
    14
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It costs you Ringgit $20 per person to enter with a guide tour. With so many to see in Penang, I will give this a miss as there are similar elsewhere. The interior is no doubt very nicely decorated and prepared.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I am a Nyonya and touring this museum is breathtaking. It is amazing the amount of effort taken to maintain the heritage. Am glad I have a chance in my lifetime to step into a beautiful peranakan house. If you have a SLR camera, every shots turn out beautiful because of the richness of culture, antique collection, building structure&design in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shenzhen, China
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

While this wasn't as beautiful as the Blue Mansion (the stuff seemed older, not quite as well maintained), it was nicer in that you could walk around as you pleased and spend as much time as you liked. There was also more to see as the Blue Mansion is now partly a hotel and so that area is closed off.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Friends took me here and I was 'taken back' to my childhood days...fond memories. 20MR, was worth the visit. The tour guide was very good, he told us some things, even i did not know. Learnt a few new things about my ancestry...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely tour of this beautiful mansion. Our tour guide Ang, gave us so much information about the history of everything. It was a great way to learn about how the wealthy people lived in the olden days. It is certainly worth the visit! We spent over an hour here. Our son loved the bats in the temple!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour of the museum, it gave a great insight to Nonya history and life. It's a beautiful old house, and I would recommend a visit if you have a few days in Georgetown and can spare the time.it can be busy with tour groups, so try and time your visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You can get a lots of souvenirs more than what we see in other areas and WAT's .. Some good products are available in cheap rates..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This Mansion is exactly what you imagine - opulence and excess. Initially, the mansion seems small as it has a relatively large atrium as a centre piece. But once you start wandering around you realise just how airy and spacious it is. Must have been a lovely and stunning mansion to live in its day. There is a lot to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
71 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a nice place to look around if you need a break from the heat or if it's raining. The free tour in English is fairly informative and you can take your time to wander after the tour. I wouldn't say this is a must see but it's worth a loom if you have time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taitung, Taiwan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The ticket price is too high 20 RM in July - it's double! It was only 10 RM in April! Too many people so very noisy!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pinang Peranakan Museum also viewed

Georgetown, Penang Island
Georgetown, Penang Island
 
Georgetown, Penang Island
Georgetown, Penang Island
 

Been to Pinang Peranakan Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pinang Peranakan Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing