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Penang House of Music

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Penang House of Music

214 Reviews
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Penang Road Penang House of Music, ICT Digital Mall, Level 3 KOMTAR, George Town, Penang Island 10000 Malaysia
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Too Charmyn wrote a review Nov 2020
Kulai, Malaysia4 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are a first timer here in Penang, and you LOVE music.. this place is a MUST VISIT! Not only that the staffs are friendly, but they are willing to let you interact with the instruments. It is a music museum, so you'll learn a lot about Penang's history and how Western music was able to influence music in Penang back in the 1950s.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded 24 Nov 2020
Thank you for visiting us! hope you will come back again soon Stay Safe
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Hsian wrote a review Oct 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia34 contributions4 helpful votes
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This place is probably one of my favourite finds for this trip to Penang. We tried to go for places that were in the open air and less crowded due to the Covid situation that was escalating nationwide. I looked for things to do around our hotel, @hoteljenpenang that was pretty centrally located. So the @penanghouseofmusic came up on my radar. Lots of good reviews plus very child-friendly. Located on the 4th floor of the quiet KOMTAR Digital Mall, it was just a 5-minute walk from our hotel. — At the current time, visitors have to call ahead to book a visit and visits are limited to only 10 people each time (as they sanitise the place and items after you leave). — This museum was fascinating and fun for both adults and kids. You get a lot of value for money for the very reasonably priced ticket as it gives you an almost two hour personal tour of the place, and are allowed to walk around on your own afterwards. Our lovely guide Elaine gave us a great overview about the history of music in Malaysia and an overall tour that was not only educational but entertaining. I liked that the information was not oversimplified or dumbed down for children because as a person who also works on art programmes for children, I always believe they do have great capacity to absorb new things. My children were kept engaged on the tour as there were many interactive stations where they could try out different instruments (traditional and contemporary) and equipment (including an old record player and a DJ Console). — There was also really good incorporation of new technology that allowed us to listen to and experience old classic songs in a new way e.g. listening stations, VR live concert experience. The museum also plays a cultural preservation role as it is spearheading the digitalization of old music records. I highly recommend a visit to this place if you are a family who loves music like mine or simply one who would like to learn new things about Malaysia!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music
Responded 24 Nov 2020
Thank you for taking the time to spend your day with us. We are glad that your children enjoyed themselves and also gained an insight to our rich and beautiful History. Wishing you and the family all the best and stay safe. Thank you once again for sharing your experience at Penang House of Music
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Heidi S wrote a review Aug 2020
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Penang House of Music was set up to display the history of Malaysia's music scene. The people working here really knew their stuff. Firstly, we were taken through the gallery which was arranged in a time line moving from the 1930s to the present day. Each exhibit had photos and information on various different types of music like the Ronggeng, Bangsawan, Dondang Sayang and others. There’s even a music booth where you can listen to what these different songs were like. The gallery is also incredibly interactive; there is a VR room to see a performance in 3D, a radio room and even a cinema room. The Penang House of Music is on Level 3 of Komtar in Georgetown. I know people usually visit Penang for the food and the beaches, but I would really recommend that you visit this special gallery. Give them the support they need to stay open and to continue their work in collecting and archiving all these amazing musical treasures (because, no one else is doing it). Check out their website, go visit them and tell all your friends as well.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music
Responded 24 Nov 2020
Thank you very much for articulating your experience at Penang House of Music. We are truly glad we managed to share and impart to you the importance of documenting history. We hope to see you again soon.
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Stephanie wrote a review Aug 2020
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The tour. It's informative and fun, wouldn't have experienced it the same without tour guide. Elaine shared us a lot of stories where we wouldn't find it anywhere on the Internet about local music and the history/development of Penang music.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music
Responded 24 Nov 2020
Thank you very much for your review. Our Front of house staff are always happy to guide you on the current and past developments of the local Music. We wish you well and stay safe
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LainAA1989 wrote a review Mar 2020
Jandakot, Australia19 contributions1 helpful vote
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Such a cool place. Very interesting to be able to learn about the history of music in Penang and to see all the cool stuff they have here including old radios and record players. Also love the integration of technology into the museum for activities. I had a good time listening to some music and playing some of the instruments. Joyce was an excellent guide and made it really fun! Highly recommend! :)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from PenangHouseofMusic, Operations at Penang House of Music
Responded 25 Jun 2020
Thank you for spending time us and engaging with our rich and diverse cultural heritage that our beautiful island of Penang has to offer. Our FOH staff area always ready to take you on a tailor made experience down Memory Lane. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you again soon
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