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Colonial Penang Museum, George Town

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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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  • Open the millionaire mansion Museum is exhibiting a collection. That owners understand when you have time and guide our Mr. acquaintance was contacted me, explain. Hear him speak about the life of the owner, it was interesting.
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  • I visited the Colonial Penang Museum. For RM30 I had a private tour guide, Faiz, who showed me around this amazing house and told me some really interesting things along the way. The place is privatel...  more »
  • A beautiful colonial house and garden. We had a fantastic guide named Tim who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!  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.