Museums in Penang Island

Top Museums in Penang Island, Malaysia

Museums in Penang Island

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  • ChenChennn
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
    Love this Mansion. Bring you back to the old days of how does these people live in such detailing life! Strong influence from Chinese’s tradition. From their head to toes, from the living room to bed, everything is an eyes opening for us!
    Truly “Crazy Rich Asian” 😂

    Thank you our Guide, Ms May for such an informative journey in the mansion (Mandarin speaking tour) Awesome!
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Adam B
    Townsville, Australia9 contributions
    Was a great museum for all ages. The displays were very well kept and gave a great view of the history of Penang’s using teddy bears. Well worth a visit. Great value
    Written 24 December 2021
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    Only place in Batu Feringhi worth to go shopping or at least browsing is an old Chinese shop selling delicate handicrafts and batik art, some quite old. Figures carved in bone, small wooden statues, cloissonnee clocks, paintings on glass done from the reverse side and other small curio objects make one wonder if all this will be lost when the craftmen die.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • SUHASINEY@SEU338E
    Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia98 contributions
    A must visit place if you are in Penang, guys ! My friends and I had a great experience in the museum since all the things were upside down. Service provided here was awesome and the staffs were really friendly. They taught us how to give a pose and also took pictures for us. Reasonable entrance fee and definitely it will be a wonderful experience if you go with friends ...
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • ALIAANUAR@SEU338E
    George Town, Malaysia21 contributions
    In this museum, they display variety of Malaysian food. So it very attract the foreign tourist to try all of the food by promoting them in the museum. It looks really tasty though and looks real.
    Written 14 June 2021
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  • Wilbur Lee
    Sydney, Australia20 contributions
    We've booked the Hard Knock for family activity on Tuesday 31 December 2019, 10 am shuttle bus pick up from Westin hotel. (Free), workshop started at 10:45 am (booked for 10:30 am but due to the shuttle bus delayed) then we had a guided tour with a great staff Mr. Ravi. Awesome experience touring around the facility and history lessons of Malaysia.

    Also had a wonderful experience at the Visitor Centre Store there. A Sales Ms. Zoey Teh was super helpful all along even though I didn't show any sign of buying anything for the first 20 minutes of browsing. Explaining to me most of the pieces I was looking at. Eventually I've bought the Limited Edition of #67 / 300 Iron Man statue. a bit pricey but it's a once a life time purchase and probably won't be available after this trip.

    Had a quick lunch at the Cafe, Great Pasta and kids friendly. We then had a free shuttle bus back to Hotel at around 2 pm.

    Overall I highly recommended to make your way to do the Hard Knock Workshop, and buy your favorite piece from the store. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to KL for sure.

    Again we would like to thank Mr. Ravi for the tour, and Ms. Zoey Teh for her fantastic service.
    Written 6 January 2020
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  • IRHS
    Rochester191 contributions
    Excellent example of a Kongsi but very crowded with tour groups. You have to maneuver your way around them to get a view of the area. I visited in the morning when the sun was behind the building, difficult to get a good view of the roof figures.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • tana_balan
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia84 contributions
    Strongly suggest to visit this temple during Thaipusam as it will give immense experience about the festival and Hindu cultural experience.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • huiweikuok
    7 contributions
    Came to Penang a couple of times but never heard about this place before, so decided to give it a try. This is one of the Penang’s hidden gems. I was greeted by a lovely lady Elaine, my tour guide, who brought me back to the history of music in Penang. The whole tour took around 2 hours, but you will never feel the time passed, as they emphasize on engaging your senses. You are encourage to touch, feels and listen to the instruments. Had a blast here and hopefully more people can discover this place too. Please make an appointment at 012-416 1550 before drop by as they are following a strict SOP due to covid.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • JiaYin@SEU338E
    Seremban, Malaysia82 contributions
    It has varieties of hand made souvenir stalls there, from jewellery, handbags, to even hand made foods & drinks. Rumah Kacha by the Kapit's and a japanese style stationery shop also located in it. A best place for hipster!
    Written 24 March 2021
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  • Jessye
    Sioux Falls, SD88 contributions
    I didn’t know how much I was going to fall in love with Batik paintings when I entered the museum. The man running the museum was very kind and informative. I have gained a lot of admiration for this style of art now!! A must visit, well worth your time
    Written 15 April 2020
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK153,681 contributions
    This is an interesting museum documenting the history of Penang with an eclectic mix of exhibits. It’s not the most fascinating museum in the world, but the exhibits are good quality and mostly come with descriptions. I especially liked the mock-up of traditional Chinese houses.
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • NoorAmirah@SEU338E
    Penang Island, Malaysia34 contributions
    The artwork pieces include sculptures and illusion paintings. All the pieces featured at the museum are locally made, which is one of the unique aspects that Penang 3D Trick Art Museum is proud to share. The price is affordable. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
    Written 16 June 2020
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  • My Falling Angel
    20 contributions
    Only looks good in the brochure. The place like a warehouse. The price is too expensive for this museum, for foreigner 39 rm adult and kids 29 rm. Not attractive and worst place to go.
    Written 6 June 2019
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  • Mark C
    Malaysia120 contributions
    Lots of cool cameras, whole range of history here. Worth a short hour or long 45 minutes walking through.
    Written 11 July 2020
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