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The Owl Museum

Level B3, Penang Hill New Visitor Centre, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60194169229
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Ranked #40 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Bangkok
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

my kids love the 3D effect and the short tour given by the museum guide. although i won't call it a Museum as there's no real owl in the museum, we understood later what's the museum about and we started to read all the collections and finds it amazing. i think they have more than 3000 pcs of arts collections... More

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Chittagong Division, Bangladesh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is within the Penang Hill but entry fee is separate but not worthwhile. Nothing inside to see only few pictures and dummy of owl.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Whatever you do, do not go to the Owl Museum on top of Penang Hill. For RM10 per adult, I expected more than just some collectors collection of owl figurines on show. I think it is a bit too much to charge people to view your personal collection of owl figurines which I could buy at the Batu Feringghi bazaar... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Don't go! The museum is 2 small rooms of owl pictures and statues. Just enjoy the views from the top of the hill!

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