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Colonial Penang Museum, George Town

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
White colonnades and gold lattice balusters give a nod to the British Colonial era and the wealthy merchants who inhabited the former family home that now houses Colonial Penang Museum. The house is intricate and elaborate, with large stained-glass windows, gold sculptures, and marble statues throughout. The museum preserves the lifestyle of the house's former tenants with antiques and handwritten accounts plus furniture, paintings, and personal effects. Visitors can tour the house with the help of a knowledgeable guide; tours are included in the cost of admission. Arrange your visit to Colonial Penang Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in George Town using our George Town vacation generator.
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  • Our visit to this extraordinary place was by accident but what a memorable one indeed!! When you walk through the main entrance you are completely enthralled by the interior - it's collection of Frenc...  read more »
  • We had an enjoyable afternoon looking round the Colonial museum. The guided tour was very interesting and fact packed!! There were a huge number of artefacts on display, most with historical significa...  read more »
  • This was a most interesting look back into the history of Penang, we had a guide who explained all the various sections of the museum and they even carried a stool around in case we got tired. There w...  read more »
  • EXCELLENT!!! Wow, what an insight to how rich Penangites lived in the Colonial Era. A must place to visit when in much history. Tours conducted in small groups and very personalised. Loved the tree house. Owner Jasmine, spent time with us which was great.
  • Interesting place. Definitely worth a visit.
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