Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
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  • Sunita W
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Penang Gem
    This beautifully restored mansion is an absolute must-see in Penang. It is part museum, part historical house, part treasure trove and completely enchanting. Go if you want to learn more about Peranakan history culture, or are simply interested in seeing extraordinarily beautiful objects in a glorious old house. If you can, please sign up for a guided tour. Our guide Francis skillfully linked past to present, humanizing the grand old house with stories of its inhabitants and highlighting artefacts that we might have otherwise missed.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Angus Stewart
    Auckland, New Zealand185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    We loved our visit here . Stepping back into another time in Penangs history was amazing and so glad we went here instead of the blue mansion as planned. That’s mainly a hotel now so this way so much better . We loved it
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Safari03721495887
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well kept, and has lots of history & heritage to offer!
    Very much worth a visit! It’s well kept, has A LOT of antiques, and there’s more to it than meets the eye (literally!) because there are other parts of the mansion that you might miss unless you join the guided tour. Our guide was Francis, who was very friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to answer all our questions. Shout out to Francis for telling the history of Peranakans & their culture very well, we could almost imagine what life would have been like in those times. 1000/10 would recommend! Price is worth the experience for sure.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Carol Tan
    Singapore, Singapore90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Opulent house of yore
    We were recommended to visit this mansion over the other famous one named after a color and were not disappointed. What a treat it was to see how the rich Peranakans loved in the past. There were lots of ornate furniture and treasures. I was wondering how come despite the size of the house, there were only 2 bedrooms. Perhaps the bedrooms were for show only. Be prepared to climb the stairs to the upper floor as there are no lifts.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 21, 2023
  • AngusPhua
    Singapore, Singapore132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth Visiting
    This was a really nice museum with very intricate design and items/furniture. It is mind-boggling to look at the opulence and how rich Peranakans used to live in the past. Must have taken lots of money and servants to maintain the entire place. I do think that some parts of the museum are over-curated - would be good to see some old preserved parts of the house instead. I am slightly taken aback by all the signs that say (in the tune of) "once broken considered sold". This makes it feel more like a shop than a museum. However, I think the overall experience was still pretty good.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 2, 2023
  • EHinOz
    Woy Woy, Australia860 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Penang!
    An outstanding example of a Peranakan Mansion, the property is full of high quality furnishings, ceramics, glass and jewellery. It's also a stunningly designed building with many fascinating features. Don't miss it!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A glimpse into the life and luxury of crazy rich Asians!
    We enjoyed the Pinang Peranakan Mansion (also referred to as the "green mansion" far more than we anticipated. The 120-year-old mansion contains an amazing array of antique furniture, crystal, art, and collections of jewelry, embroidery, and more. The entry fee of 25 ringgit for adults is well worth the price. Be sure to join one of the tours (including in the entry fee) to get the most out of your visit. We would have missed many interesting details if we had not joined the tour.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Wil N
    62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice museum
    It is beautiful, worth the price. Like the collections. Missed the guided tour hours, a pity. There are some other tour guides that focus on Instagram photo sessions for their clients. This spoil the experience a little as they hog the beautiful place where u want to look.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • karenpammy2016
    San Francisco, California1,190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth to visit Peranakan Mansion in Penang!
    We were in Penang for 2 days and really wanted to visit a Peranakan Mansion. The Blue Mansion was sold out but fortunately we were able to get in by 4p.m. for the last guided tour of the day. Luckily our tour manager mentioned about this mansion. Our guide was so informative and detailed with the descriptions of each room he took us in despite all the noise and chatter from other guests. Everything made sense on how and why things were done a particular way in a Peranakan household. The most exquisite exhibit was in the Jewelry Room where the pieces of jewelry made from the kingfisher bird as the color blue was so vibrant. There was a lot of explanation why certain furniture were built the way it was as the two chairs that are connected together so two people can face each other. Our guide also explained the Baba Nyonya marriage preparations along with details of the wedding bedroom. The bright colors sure bought a lot of life in the items in this mansion. They allow photos to be taken as long as it is without a flash. Such a wonderful historical tour of a Peranakan mansion that is definitely worth to visit if you have a few hours here in Penang! You can't miss it as it is painted a light mint green color!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 23, 2023
  • marftrip
    Kernersville, North Carolina339 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic “Must See” in George Town!
    I visited the Mansion yesterday and was fortunate to arrive just as an English language tour was starting. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the mansion, its history and the astonishing collection it holds, but was also funny and skilled as a storyteller. He easily held everyone’s attention! I’ve been traveling through SE Asia for almost three months now, and this is one of my top experiences. Where to start - the architecture, the remarkable restoration, the priceless furniture, jewelry, and overall collection within?? And all beautifully decorated for Christmas, what a treat! Don’t think twice, go! You’ll be glad you did!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 23, 2023
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tan tribe
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The presentation could have been a little bit better versed and communicated. The English presentation needs to be cleaned up. The tour around the museum was nice with the exhibits but it appears that there was also a lot of focus on items for sale.

I had a much better experience with the Blue Mansion tour.
Written January 17, 2020
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Leena T
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was the 6th most visited museum in Asia (surprisingly 2 museums from my country Vietnam were on this list too) and I totally understand why. Its a small house that looks not very exciting but do not miss it. The craftsmanship was incredible and the antique collection was HUGE, but the guides made it exceptional! Stanley was my guide and he was super informative and funny. The tour lasts for 45 mins but it went by so quickly.

Ticket was 20 or 25 rm and includes a free and amazing tour (what a bargain)!! Do not miss the tour at all cost! I think they have tours at every hour. Stanley's tour was at 11 AM.
Written January 22, 2020
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
If you want to know how rich people lived in Penang a hundred years ago this is the place to visit. It was our top site in the city and very interesting indeed. Ricky was our tour guide and in just 60 minutes he whisked us through the 'green mansion' house and its remarkable collection of thousands of pieces of jewellery, slippers, costumes, trinkets furniture and much else in the collection of Peter Soon. The house itself is very well presented with tables set for dinner, bedrooms adorned with bed linen, wall hangings and photographs and everything as if it were still lived in. To be honest these sorts of houses don't normally do much for me - but this place is an exception. It's restoration story from a derelict building is a story in itself - but the place so well show cases the lives of rich Penang residents from the 1890's. There is much more to see here than at the Blue Mansion - which is actually now a hotel and so only available on two guided tours a day. In contract the Green mansion ihas a guided tour every hour.
Written March 15, 2020
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AirFuss
Singapore, Singapore645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
The intricately carved furniture, beautifully decorated walls and antiques are so admirable. We were given around an hour of tour explaining the history of the Chinese tycoon and his family who owned the mansion. We were explained about few feng shui aspects of the mansion as well. This was one of the highlights of our Penang visit.
Written January 16, 2020
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Dina L
Johor Bahru, Malaysia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
We visited Penang Peranakan Mansion in December 2020, during Covid-19 period, happy to observe that the mandatory precautions/ measurements were adhere by all who work there. Riky, the guide, is so knowledgeable and very good in explaining the history of the mansion and each of the rooms inside, including all the items showcased inside there. We had good time and got the cultural experience that we want there. Really value for money and a must see, especially for those who have never been to any similar mansion.
Written December 29, 2020
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Keith Wai Kei L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Ricky is an excellent tour guide. He delivered a very detailed and clear explanation of the history and stories behind the building and display. He also helped us to take amazing group boomerang photos. 👍🏻
Written January 18, 2020
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WandererVika
Jakarta, Indonesia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Decided to visit this place during my last visit to Penang and regretted that I didn't do it before. Arrived just around noon, paid the admission fee and luckily the complimentary English guided tour was started not long later (there's also Chinese guided tour started around the same time). I would recommend to join the guided tour if possible to gain more insights about the mansion and customs applied by the historical occupants. This place has one of the most precious glassware collections in the world, invaluable headpiece, gold handbags and beautiful stained glass.
Written December 30, 2022
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Angeline T
Manchester, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
English/Mandarin 45-minute tours available as part of the ticket. Baba Stanley Teoh was really friendly and humorous. He walked us through the house while explaining history/facts, while including some of his own stories as a Baba. You'll get a feel of Peranakan culture and some Penang history as well.
Written September 28, 2020
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Kayley C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
The building is so unique and beautiful. The tour guide was very patient and good in storytelling about the history of this heritage building. Thanks to the tour guide, Madam Woo and Mr. Stanley for being so patient to help me to take pictures in the museum for more than 1 hour.

I highly recommend to visit this Peranakan museum in Penang.
Written October 9, 2020
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yhl154
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The mansion itself is really beautiful and it has a lot of history in it. However, it really comes to life when you do the tour so try to plan your trip accordingly. The tour is complimentary. Stanley our tour guide was really knowledgeable and funny.

Tip: The ticket is for the full day to come and go as you like so you can stop by the restaurant opposite for some kuey teow soup or char kuey teow before the tour if you need to wait for awhile and then return.
Written December 22, 2020
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