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“Vintage and rare collectibles”

Ben's Vintage Toy Museum Penang
Ranked #54 of 140 things to do in George Town
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a private museum located in Acheen Street next to Kapitan Keling Mosque and Khoo Kongsi. These are vintage and rare collectibles of Ben and his father. The oldest collection is the Victorian era tricycle horse made in the 1800's in England. The museum houses a vintage collection ranging from robots and rocket ships to boats, trains, antique aircrafts, trucks, wooden horses and trolleys. Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm except Fridays. Worth a visit for the young and also the young at heart.

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

The owner's father has made a really good collection of old toys. Many good memories for those old enough to have seen some of these in their youth. He also fought the developers to keep his building intact. His son carries the flame and is keen to talk to visitors about the history if his father's collection. Well worth a visit.

Thank magg777
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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

What a fun way to spend 20/30 mins, reminiscing about old toys and checking out little cool 60s Japanese robots. A couple of toys were out for us to play with too and the guys that worked there were really nice and chatty (good English). Told us about a few of the toys, pointed out a few things we'd missed, like the 1st edition superman comic and also real photos of kids playing on the toys back in the day. I'd say its worth a wee visit!

Thank Kimbo101
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

The kids enjoyed this place, some of the toys were available for visitors to use. The ground level has air conditioning and the owner was nice. I agree with some reviewers here that the place needs a bit of dusting and the display area was a bit dark, but they do have nice antique toys there. It has potential. Brought back childhood memories.

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Reviewed 9 November 2015

the entry charge is cheaper than other so-call "Museum", that is why, make it look so cheapskate! No air-conditioning, lack of ventilation, lack of information, display item with scaly thickness of dust, but because of the founder effort, compare with other stupid and lousy "museum", this one deserve 3 star.

Thank JINKZMA
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