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Colonial Penang Museum

Closed Now: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
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Our Colonial Penang museum will bring visitors back to Penang's colonial past. Experience the unique lifestyle of both the British Administrators & the wealthy merchants, appreciate the intricate art form from the past and the influence of British...more
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No. 7 Jalan D S Ramanathan | Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
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+60 12-488 7561
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s rare indeed that any child would find this kind of museum interesting, but my 9-year old actually asked to come back here again the next time we went back to visit Penang, and that actually surprised me. Kudos to Alvin, our guide, for making...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RaymondY398
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid RM$80 for three of us as the kind uncle gave us a discount of $10. Our guide, Alvin, was passionate about the antiques and told us much. We also met the lovely lady who collected all these antiques. It is amazing to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Kim025Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is also one of the must see tourist attractions in Penang! The place is actually located within the upper class residences area. At first I thought my Grab Driver dropped me in the wrong spot as it looks like an old rundown house from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Alvindharmawan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Costs about RM 30 per adult. Lots of furniture and sculptures and stained glass exhibits. Tour guide Dawn was very friendly and knowledgeble. Iinteresting if you like antiques and is interested in Penang’s colonial past.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SKoh2312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the Colonial Penang Museum to be a fascinating insight into the history of Penang. In particular the wealthy and/or business families. The guide I had was a lovely person who had great knowledge of the subject. Recommend this museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bev B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident but we had a really great experience. The owner's husband greeted us very warmly and our guide, Dawn, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, sharing information about individual pieces and about the building itself. The antiques are well stocked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank alyssakoh
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Great place. covering Penangs recent history. Very informative and well presented. Displays are well organised and easy to understand. 😀

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Steiny3113
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Set in a gorgeous mansion and lavish romantic garden, this museum showcases another side of Penang's history told from personal artifacts of the owner. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kupster1
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Our guide showed us through this interesting mansion but we felt a bit rushed and moved on to tour the rest on our own where we could take our time. The tour was informative but we were in a very large group so the heat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 564kymp
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Without a guide this would just seem like a jumbled house full of bric a brac. The guide absolutely changes this into a really good tour, my guide was unbelievably enthused in a most contagious way.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank mudcow
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Jasmeet O
16 November 2018|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
Would not really recommend taking young children stairs are a problem.
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Moontae L
4 August 2018|
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Response from chloep553 | Reviewed this property |
Rm30? Can remember but might be negotiable if the owner is around but no promise.
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Allen L
1 May 2017|
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Response from chew_pct111 | Property representative |
We open daily including public holiday from 9.45am - 6pm ( last tour 5.30pm ).
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