Art Museums in Penang Island

Top Art Museums in Penang Island, Malaysia

Art Museums in Penang Island

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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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  • 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, UK153,188 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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  • NUR FATIHAH@SEU338E
    Kangar, Malaysia45 contributions
    A great place to gain a lot of information about history. All facilities and the historic equipment are well maintained.
    Written 16 June 2020
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  • Ashley
    Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
    It turned out to be a museum with 3D glass art and trick eye exhibits that you could take pictures of. They showed us the process of glass cutting and glass making, and we got to make a piece of our glass to bring home as souvenir (included in the price). I felt like they should have more exhibits as the museum part felt like a photo-taking tour in a glass gallery. Nevertheless, a great visit for Penang museums.
    Written 2 July 2019
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  • Chai Lin Lim
    Penang20 contributions
    Is an amazing museum , full of traditional puppet , displaying all the construction of puppet . The director of the musuem explain in very detail about the history and the making . Is an wonderful experience ! Recommended to all
    Written 20 February 2020
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  • harrymikael80
    Putrajaya, Malaysia525 contributions
    This is the birthplace for Malaysian multitalented singer, actor, director and film maker, the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee. Here, visitors will have the chance to enter the traditional Malay house where P. Ramlee was born and learn more about his family's history and background. There is also another gallery housed in a more modern-looking building that showcases some of his personal collections and photos. This attraction is open everyday with the exception of Mondays and it is completely free of admission.
    Written 4 July 2018
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,170 contributions
    You can get information about the stingless bee and buy honey products. There is also a black vinegar farm behind. Worth a short stop.
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • Mei Kee C
    4 contributions
    NICE CONCEPT and deco!!! The light room was very dreamy!! We had so much fun inside taking pictures!
    Written 26 July 2019
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  • NanohanA
    Malaysia211 contributions
    Amazing journey, it was.

    Penang was the focal point for pilgrim ships from Indonesia and Singapore back in the mid-1880s. At Penang, the pilgrims had to stay for months to wait for their ships to Mecca. And it took another two months to reach the holy land! This historical journey is well documented at Penang Hajj Gallery, Lebuh Acheh. It is a small gallery but educational; with informative leaflets and well written pilgrimage history. You can find old stuff belongs to the pilgrims such as luggage, boxes, hajj documentations, ihram clothing and a lot more. If you are a researcher, or you are interested about Islam or Hajj pilgrimage, this is a place for you to visit. Just a few meters away from the gallery, there is Lebuh Aceh mosque, the place where pilgrims congregated before departing to Mecca. Visit both places for better understanding about Penang as a pilgrims’ hub more than 100 years ago. Free entry.
    Written 26 April 2020
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,170 contributions
    Bicycle enthusiasts will marvel at the variety of bicycles available. There's some really early bicycles like the Penny Farthing on display. However it is only one room worth of exhibits and the displays are not exactly displayed in an exciting manner. Non-bicycle enthusiasts may not consider this visit essential.
    Written 2 August 2020
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