We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 39 Jalan Green Hall, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 4-261 9181
Website
Today
09:30 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Book In Advance
More Info
US$80.00*
and up
Private Museums Tour: Pinaon Time Tunnel, Camera Museum and Made in Penang...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 214 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
A Trip Down Memory Lane and a Clash with New Tech

If you want to take in the history of Penang then a visit here will tick that box as well as give you an insight to modern day technology in the form of the 3D art which is on... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
jackw53
,
London, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in George Town

Add Photo Write a Review

214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 185: English reviews
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
687 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is small from the outside but inside it's like the TARDIS big with lots of rooms! One of the better 3D museums in Georgetown. Picture opportunities galore. Staff are friendly especially if you speak a little of Malaysian. Look out for Mr Bean and the Harry Potter double act!

Helpful?
1 Thank JH72
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
129 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you want to take in the history of Penang then a visit here will tick that box as well as give you an insight to modern day technology in the form of the 3D art which is on display in the upper part of the building. The time tunnel take the visitor through the history of the island in... More 

Helpful?
Thank jackw53
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I came here just to visit the time tunnel but I was told when I arrived that you had to also do the 3D art which costs 29 ringgit for both. I paid the money as I wanted to see the time tunnel. The time tunnel is full of history about Penang and it's definitely worth a visit but the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cleo1999
Solapur, India
Level Contributor
182 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited this place at 10.30 am when it was not crowded. It deficts a nice history of Penang. The Fluorescent arts are excellent

Helpful?
Thank okashashank
Coquitlam, Canada
Level Contributor
412 reviews
374 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

For storytelling of the history of Pulau Pinang (Penang Island), this is a "fairly imaginative" setting in the form of a "tunnel" where displays along the sides are set up in a way that you in a sense "go through time" from the early period to 1786 when the English Captain Francis Light arrived for a settlement to the Japanese... More 

Helpful?
Thank Myo M
Western Australia
Level Contributor
266 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Enjoyed this exhibition of the history of Penang. Well thought out exhibition of the history and fascinating.not too expensive and a pleasant way to spend an hour. Staff very friendly.

Helpful?
Thank ghtraveller
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

THE display exibits the history of penang over the years and specially during the British times surely worth a visit

Helpful?
Thank ksdel
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It was a good visit as it explains the history of Penang. There were wax models and real ornaments inside. Also, it isnt as crowded as other museums are so it is more comfortable. However, it would have been even more enjoyable if there were people to explain and tell us about Penang along the tunnel instead of letting us... More 

Helpful?
Thank ivy k
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed it here but the entrance fee is a bit much for what you get, approximately £6 for both floors. You can pay separate just lower floor, which is like a mini museum or upper floor which is the 3D, or for both together.

Helpful?
Thank MG6868
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
142 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The museum itself is on two floors .The ground floor being the time tunnel where the history section is with some interesting exhibits - and some odd ones- and then there is upstairs the ' 3 D museum' Now this comes from a 50 year old UK couple so forgive me the ' ba humbug ' . Lets start with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Londontraveller1964X

Travellers who viewed Penang Time Tunnel also viewed

George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
 

Been to Penang Time Tunnel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Penang Time Tunnel and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Penang Time Tunnel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?