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Sun Yat Sen Museum

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Address: 120 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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+60 16-555 1910
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A historic gem in the heart of the George Town world heritage site. The Sun...

A historic gem in the heart of the George Town world heritage site. The Sun Yat Sen Museum is a beautifully-preserved house museum in the multicultural George Town world heritage site. This historical house has a permanent exhibition on Sun Yat Sen's early revolutionary period in Penang when he planned a historic uprising of the China Revolution of 1911.

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His "Penang Base"

As it says on the sign at the front entrance, this is Dr. Sun Yat Sen's "Penang Base" where he stayed and raised funds during his visits to the island in the early 1900's (mostly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Myo M
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Coquitlam, Canada

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As it says on the sign at the front entrance, this is Dr. Sun Yat Sen's "Penang Base" where he stayed and raised funds during his visits to the island in the early 1900's (mostly just in the first decade & then a little beyond to like 1915); to learn about the man himself are only in the first of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little shophouse tucked away in 120 Armenian Street is a reminder of a time when Malaya had close links to mainland China thanks to its large Chinese diaspora. This was once Sun Yat-sen's house in Penang, a base from which he and his comrades devised many plans to create a new future for the country he loved. The museum... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review, and kind words for our caretakers! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been Baba and Nyonya houses before and much enjoyed the architecture as well as the inside. We expected a bit more all around Sun Yat Sen and the struggles against Qing dynasty, but were left a bit unsatisfied. Still a great place to remember the past, yet, would be great to learn more about the uprising and revolution... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited twice. Each time in Penang in 2 years. Full of history ofDr. Sun and all the oversea Chinese contributions to the revolution. Also history that was new to me about the local Chinese volunteers during WW2 against Japan in China. History are remembered and honoured. Must visit if you are interest in history, Dr Sun and the Penang Chinese... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, and repeated patronage! We hope to see you again whenever you're in Penang. More 

Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the grand Sun Yet Sen museums and tomb in China. This place is very different. A small homely museum dedicated to Sun Yat Sen's early revolutionary efforts in Penang. A must for history buffs. The hosts were extremely welcoming and passionate about history. Exhibits were interesting. Felt like a guest in ones private house. Refreshments were... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum shows the history of the stay of the chinese revolutionary in penang. The staff made us feel very welcome and made it quite an experience. Would really recommend stopping by!

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

San Juan de Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have visited other former homes of Dr Sun Yat Sen in China so this added to our knowledge. A small but well equipped Museum with some very interesting exhibits. Well worth the visit.

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1 Thank Mickrush
sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We are glad to have contributed to your knowledge of Dr Sun, and hope to see you again soon. More 

new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Worth a stop in for 5 Malaysian Ringgit but don't expect much. There is not much original furniture or memorabilia from Sun Yat Sen's time in the building but you can learn a bit of history and see what a restored old house with some nice antiques looks like. The docent was lovely and helpful and even helped with some... More 

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are always trying to improve the content of our museum. We hope you enjoyed your time here nonetheless. More 

Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This old house from Sun Yat Sen's time in Penang is very well preserved and worth a visit. Especially interesting were the old maps of the town from the time (many things haven't changed!) and the old wood fired range and cookware.

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! We take great pride in our old shophouse and we're glad you agree. More 

Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went to Sun Yat Sen Museum during Penang CNY Celebration and lots of activities around this house ! Worth a visit for history lover....

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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We really appreciate it and are glad you that enjoyed our museum. We are doing our best to maintain this place and to restore as much as we can. It's good to have someone like to you, who knows how to appreciate our museum. We really hope to see you again. More 

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