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Address: | Level B3, Astaka Bukit Bendera, Penang Hill, Jalan Summit, George Town, Penang Island 11300, Malaysia
Phone Number: +6048265704
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Its a gallery/souvenir shop not a museum

What else was there to do on Penang Hill after snacks and drinks besides popping into the owl "museum" for a look around. Was quite surprised by the types of materials that can be... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What else was there to do on Penang Hill after snacks and drinks besides popping into the owl "museum" for a look around. Was quite surprised by the types of materials that can be used to make collectible owls. The place was small and certainly crammed full of owls. Would love to have seen a real life one though! As... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I think it's an unique place, where you can find everything about owl. But, there's nothing a real owl, just in every goods, like crystals, or something fancy. With 10RM as ticket fee you will get a merchandise as a symbol you've been here. But, you should be careful because some goods are easily broken.

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You would think an owl museum would have something interesting in it but no, nothing that wouldn't have looked out of place in a handicrafts from the 70's exhibition. To be honest, we did enjoy the gift shop if only to purchase a couple of reminders of the worst 'museum' we have ever been charged to go into. And the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

it is more a sourviner shop then a museum. Nothing owly about this place. You have a gallery and alot of sourviners on sale. there is an entrance fees. it should not be called a museum as it is a misrepresentation of the word "muesum". the state government should look into this.

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Xi'an, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Looks like your grandmother's collection of owl pictures and figurines. Embarrassing to have paid to go in.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Entrance fee for Adult RM12 and child free. THIS IS TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY! DO NOT GO THERE! You might was well google "owl" and learn and see more ....

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Borobudur, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There is a stringent International criteria, which must be fulfilled and approved; in order to trade and promote an establishment as a "Museum". A "Museum" is a legitimate institution that complies with definite conditions, regulations and policies. There are absolutely no ornithological (taxidermic) specimens and there are no antiquities pertaining to any ornithological themes... no collectables either. Demanding an admissions... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

That is my conclusion. Nothing much to see on top of Penang Hill, finding this museum with owl is fascinating. And it says, FREE ENTRANCE. We went down with 4 kids and found at the ticket counter, free only for kids below 7. We paid RM36, and saw all sorts of owl theme dolls. Then only we realize, it is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Penang Hill is boring, we spent so much time to wait to go up there and find that is not much to see at the hill top. So I walk in to this museum and hope that I can find any surprise. unfortunately, this is my stupidest decision. Is like a souvenir shop than a "MUSEUM" ! I have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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