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Colonial Penang Museum, George Town
(4/5 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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  • Today i went there. Entrance fees was rm20 per person. But i dint get the service of tour guide. My tour guide totally no explain about all the history inside. But another group tour guide keep explai...  more »
  • Excellent private collection displayed in a tasteful colonial mansion. Definitely worth a visit to learn more about Chinese heritage in Penang. 
  • None of the original items in showcases and furniture remains, and it's unclear what the original layout of the house was . Therefore the entrances fee is quite expensive comparing to the other museum...  more »
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  • EXCELLENT!!! Wow, what an insight to how rich Penangites lived in the Colonial Era. A must place to visit when in Penang....so much history. Tours conducted in small groups and very personalised. Loved the tree house. Owner Jasmine, spent time with us which was great.
  • a must visit museum. it's very different museum in Penang.
  • Interesting place. Definitely worth a visit.