What travellers are saying
- Very interesting. The guide was great: for once, someone who told interesting things about what we saw and related history, rather than as is all too common, someone who tells stupid jokes and infantilizes everyone. A well spent hour in Ipoh!Written 29 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It was raining that afternoon. So we opted to visit an indoor attraction instead of an outdoor one. Am so glad we did! The brief introduction in English was good. The exhibits and story boards were clear and concise. Bought some of the tea products and am still enjoying them especially the gold herbal tea.Written 9 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Well restored building with short but good audio guides included in the entry price. The rooms upstairs had excellent artifacts/ furniture that appropriately showcased the history of Ipoh. Nice gift shop and attached toilets were very well restored.Written 14 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I adore the museum's display of traditional clothing and the chung thye phin story, as well as the souvenirs and toys that take me back to my younger years.Written 25 September 2023
- Beautiful building and Museum to know about Chung Thye Phin, Chung Keng Kwee, Larut wars and so on. Also have entertainment hall of yesteryears song! The staff there will guide you if you need some additional information. You can also bought souverniers at the giftshop!Written 1 October 2023
- This museum is best for Malaysians and Singaporeans aged 30 years and above as it can fill one with nostalgia. I do however think it needs some maintenance as some parts were dusty and a few rooms were stuffy with no fans.Written 10 July 2022
- The manager of the coffee shop next door (Sedap) is also a manger at this museum. As his english is fluent, he gave a most interesting rendition of the story of Concubine Lane. (As a matter of fact if he is not on the premises, go to the coffee shop and see if he is around.). This is the kind of place you take your time visiting.
There is no elevator in this several story high building. As you walk up the stairs to the museum your senses will be inundated with plenty of wall/street art that's worth looking at. Once you get to the museum floor there is a care taker who does not speak english. The museum is set up as a iconic early 20th century concubine apartment. Fascinating collection of furniture, decorative accessories and kitchen items.Written 19 April 2019
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