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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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Just a collection of souvenirs

Not worth the entrance fee. Had a laugh walking around though. Shelves of owls, some of which you could buy in town. I collect owls , and probably have more usual ones at... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Caryl C
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Woking, England, United Kingdom

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

If you like owls, this is the place that you cannot miss. It has a large collection of owl items. From painting, to sculptures and arts & crafts items, all things owl. Big and small, all sizes and all shapes and all materials.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Very boring, in and out in a couple of minutes. Our 3 year old found a couple of ornaments she thought were cute - held her attention for about 5 seconds! Would be great if there was some information about the exhibits.

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not worth the entrance fee. Had a laugh walking around though. Shelves of owls, some of which you could buy in town. I collect owls , and probably have more usual ones at home. There was a table where kids could paint an owl. You finish tour in the "ye olde" gift shop. Funny but not really worth it.

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Brussels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Just a bunch of souvenir, trinkets and statues. Maybe I was careless not to check first but somehow I expected to see some owls. I'd be fine if the entrance fee wasnt RM12, just upstairs you can have a dinner for this price instead of a 2 minute walk through a trinket shop. Stay away from this tourist trap.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Was fortunate enough to get a staff to explain through some of the collections when i thought it would be just decorations. To my surprise there is some significance behind the artifacts!

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Senai, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

The museum not much you can see actually, not worth it with the amount you pay. The staff not so friendly especially when you ask the costume at the counter(Harry Potter). The location near the food court.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I wish I'd read the reviews of this place before wasting my money and time as this place really is what everyone else says: a souvenir shop of owl statues, toys and figurines. I went because my mum loves owls and thought it would be fun to tell her about it. Fun it was, but in a different context :-)... More 

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singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Really expensive tickets for a small place with minimal exhibits...some of the exhibits are so lame!!! Save your money and use it to eat some food upstairs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This place should not be called a museum. It is truly just a souvenir shop for owl related products. We paid for RM12 per person to enter in this tiny space. It took us barely 5 minutes to finish walking the whole store. What a rip-off.

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Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It's should have less visitors for that day. The staff offer us enter with student prices (less than RM10). Very hot , the air cond is not function well. The place is small but the owl item showing is quite many. Few books display there to let you know more about owl's living style, food and etc. The souvenir also... More 

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