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The Owl Museum

Address: Level B3, Penang Hill New Visitor Centre, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60194169229
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Ranked #40 of 43 Attractions in George Town
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the owl museum as part of the tour to Penang Hill. We were so intrigued we just had to go and see what it was all about. There is every type of owl, (not stuffed or live ones) but so many statues, paintings, knick knacks, key rings and every type you could possibly imagine. Costs ten ringgits to... More 

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Thers is nothing other than some owl decorations and sovenior selling inside the owl museum but costing RM10 entrance fee. The same Owl doll selling there is double the price than in Praigan Mall. Totally cheating. DON'T go..even it is free for kids of below 12 !!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Expensive entrance ticket which costs me RM10. It is not worth at all! Nothing meaningful to be visit. From the entrance to the exit, I think only require 30 footsteps. Really feeling disappointed on the museum.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

it is a small museum with collection of art and crafts of owls...it's only a place to take pictures & learn something about owls...nothing much to do there...the souvenir shop were quite pricey...small key chain will cost you RM39....

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Bangkok
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Museum Is Not That Big But Inside You Can See Many Version Of Handmade Owls. if Visit For A Short Time, Might be Good Enough. For People Who is Really Interested In Owl May Find This Place Not Worthwhile To Go. Its Good But I Will Not Return Again.

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Melbourne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cost RM10/person at least kids free. Very small gallery with lots of cute owl craft and statues. Not much to buy in gift shop (small, not much stock).

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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Small museum. Just a small place with owl's sounds. not worth to return. Even my kids not eager to be in here. Just full of words about the owl and so on

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A bit confusing, i dint have any kids with me and was looking for an educating exhibit, it was a bit disappointing and color less. not well thought out, i am sorry but as it stands it looks very much like a tourist trap. just a hodgepodge collection of "owlish" stuff maybe it would make some sense from a kids... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You have to pay a separate entrance fee just go in and you only see lots of owl figurines/stuff that's from all over the world. Do not understand the concept of this place. No history or information about owls or the different types of owls. Was expecting a more knowledge-filled museum. But no.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Owl Museum, strange enough to be located on a hill, but step in, it gets weirder. As you walk in, they have robes, wands and glasses, so you can dress up like Harry Potter. The museum itself isn't really to educate you about owls, or about the local owls, more that its some guy's ultra creepy collection of owl... More 

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