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Colonial Penang Museum, George Town
(4/5 based on 180+ 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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  • While the museum's exhibits are a bit light on real artefacts, the way materials and facts are presented is still stimulating and informative. One grasps the colonial history of the island rather quic...  more »
  • beautiful private collection in a nice house-museum is definitely one of the best museums in Penang. I met the owner, Jasmine, she spent 50 years collecting all the items you can see there and it is r...  more »
  • A fifty year collection by a local lady, Jasmine, who has lovingly collected together furniture and artefacts from the old colonial era and displays them in what once was just a grand house and is now...  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.