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Penang House of Music

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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A celebration of Penang's glorious musical heritage and cultural diversity with carefully curated exhibitions and interactive features. We showcase, among many things, Penang's popular music from the 1940s-1960s, a feature on communal music, a...more
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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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+60 4-370 6675
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely museum covering Malaysian music and its many cultural (Chinese, Indian, western etc) influences over the last 100 years. Interesting items on display including memorabilia and actual instruments to try out. Best aspect is the staff who made the experience a great one. They had...More

1  Thank Richard J
Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing about your experience at Penang House of Music. WE are always looking forward to jam with you! we hope to see you and your father again soon. Safe travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are more than helpful telling everything on display. Music display itself is on the short side though covers almost penang based and contemporary music. No gamelan cak lempong here.

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Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, it was a pleasure having you visit us with your son and wife. We hope it was a good experience for you. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting historical review of Penang culture and music for a modest entrance fee. Joyce was a great guide and fun to listen to as she described events and demonstrated musical instruments. It is an interactive tour and you can spend as much time there on...More

Thank Julie K
Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking an interest in the story that we wish to share with everyone, Our front of house always has a few good stories to share if you ask them. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb place to unwind and explore the unique musical heritage of Penang. Paul has taken great pains to get his group together to feature the diverse musical styles and their origins. It also includes a VR exhibit and a real live DJ station! Great...More

Thank TgBungah
Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you unwinding in our gallery, we truly hope you had a positive experience with us. We look forward to your next visit and wish the very best!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the guided tour and stayed at the recording studio for awhile. We really enjoyed it specially the history it offers.

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Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to spend at our radio room to make a special memory for you and your loved one. We hope to offer you a new experience when you visit us again. Safe travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Penang house of music is not like those museums that you usually walked into. Be prepared for interesting stories and tales about Penang's heritage, music, the rich history as your guide bring you around for the tour. I am really amazed with the types of...More

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Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, sharing the history is part of our efforts in educating everyone about our heritage. Lest we forget where we come from. We hope to have you bring more friends to see and experience our gallery and please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got to visit this wonderful museum after reading Just for the Love It a few years ago and it didn't disappoint! Lovely personalised tour and with the evocative photographs, exhibitions and stories..i could feel how culturally rich Penang was over the period. From Bangsawan...More

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Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for bringing your family to visit us. The smile on all your faces definitely made all our efforts worthwhile. We hope to see you again till then Safe Travels!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour was very informative and we had so much fun with the radio station recoding room. Spend more than two hours and also liked to play all the instruments. Moreover, one of the few places where you get a discount as an international...More

1  Thank Snomprampy
Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WE are so glad you had fun time in our gallery, Students are always welcome as we hope to reach out to you always to educate and inspire you with the history and music that we want to share. We hope that you will tell...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I found this place through tripadvisor and visited there for curiosity. However, I really liked this place and wish I could spend more time here. I've had many unique experiences and learned a lot about culture of penang! Paul was really great and friendly guide...More

1  Thank Mungyu Y
Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming to visit us. Even though it was short, I am sure you enjoyed your 2 hours plus in our gallery. We hope that you will visit us soon and bring your parents along with you. Safe travels !

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I found this museum through some friends I met traveling and I'm glad I took their recommendation! The museum is excellently curated and interactive. There are many instruments you can play, along with a resource center to listen to Malaysian music. Our guide Joyce was...More

2  Thank tlindstrom94
Kevin T, Operations at Penang House of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is always a pleasure when we have a fellow musician over where they can listen to all the available music and the amount time one can get lost listening to all the old vinyls. We truly hope that you will be able to visit...More

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