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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery Officially open in 1962, the Museum houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics. There are also Malay daggers (keris), Chinese furniture, embroidery and paintings of old...more
Farquhar Road | Lebuh Light, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3144
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Pity. I had looked forward to visiting this place as I had heard that they have sown rare artefacts from the now demos lived stately mansions of Penang. Also they have a sterling collection of Peranakan antiques as well. Imagine my disappointment getting there on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank choobengg2017
Reviewed June 4, 2018

A must for the first time tourist to take in what Penang really is very interesting in many ways take your time and enjoy the experience.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank James G
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

The museum ia closed for developmental works till November 2017. The temporaet museum is now located at 57 Macalister Road occupying a former hospital. Nothing much on display at the moment unless you are interested in the history of the building.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank emmeister
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Visiting the museum is really as you live in the past, in a historical maintained building, you can touch and feel the past, and enjoy the display.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Battat1973
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

My kids really excited to the visit the museum and to learn more about penang history. It's really difficult to park our vehicle because lack of parking space. We had no other choice but to park at fort Cornwallis's parking lot. Nearly 10 minutes walk....More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank castiel21
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

After few rounds searching for parking, found out that this place is closed til july 2017. 😭 Advise for those who want to visit this museum, take grab or walk.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank anise M
Reviewed April 19, 2017

For 1 ringgit you get a small but beautifully formed museum telling you all about the different peoples who came to Penang and still live there. Interesting photographs, clothes and artefacts. Well worth an hour of your time.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank LoungerLondon
Reviewed April 10, 2017

It is only 1 Ringgit to get in, and it is right in the centre of town, so there's no excuse not to visit! The museum gives a good introduction to the various people who have come to live in Penang, such as the Chinese,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank StephenStocks
Reviewed April 4, 2017

For a mere 1 ringgit you can walk around this small museum and learn a lot about Penang's history. It gives you a great insight into how people from China, Thailand and Burma to mention a few, came to these shores. You'll see and learn...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank SmillaRyde
Reviewed April 1, 2017

The Penang State Museum provides an excellent overview of the role of multiple ethnicities in making George Town such a fascinating and unique place. The presentation on Penang's history was engaging and informative, but what really makes this place a must see is the outstanding...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Waqar H
10 Days in Malaysia (1 Replies)
Hi Everyone, Me and wife are planning to visit Malaysia in Jan 2014, for 10 days. I have been reading the forums and guidelines and surfing the places of my interest, and now i required some suggestion from the experts here in TA. Journey starts and end form KL. Main focus is on Natural sightseeings in start ending it with modern City to shopping (i don't want to do shopping in start of my journey to carry on everything everywhere) What i have decided is from KL i'll fly or take...More
December 16, 2013|
Response fromTravellingMitch|
HI 1st Q. 3 days 2 nights enough for langkwai? A] personal choice . Is it possible to cover following places in that time? A] probablly . Can i rent motor bike and visit all the above places ? if not then what cheapest mode of transportation available? A} motor bike or scooter rental not that popular in Malaysia. Self drive car hire or taxi is easiest. . Take ferry or Bus to Penang from Langkawi ? which is more attractive and comfortable? A] there is only one company. It is...More
COMPACT Itinerary - Penang trip Dec 2011 (6 Replies)
Hi All, I'm interested to visit for the following attractions but I need someone (especially who familiar with Penang area) to help on arrange a COMPACT itinerary (for 5D4N trip) so that I will not wasting of my time to look around.. Kek Lok Si Penang Hill Wat Chayamangkalaram Penang War Museum Dharmika Burmese buddhist temple Khoo Kongsi Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Batu ferringgi Beach + Sidewalk bazaar Goddess of Mercy (Quan Yin Temple) Thai Pek Kong (at Tanjung Tokong) Han...More
December 04, 2011|
Response fromCassandara|
Assuming that you start the day at 8.30am. Check the opening hrs of the venues eg. Peranakan museum, Cheong Fatt Tze etc. so that you are able to join their guided tours. Day 1) Penang Hill > Kek Lok Si > Batu ferringgi Beach + Sidewalk bazaar Day 2) Pinang Peranakan Museum>Lebuh China > Penang State Museum and Art Gallery > Goddess of Mercy > Little India (end the evening here for dinner). All within walking distance and can be rearranged to accomodate their...More