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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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  • ... stumble upon this hidden gem on my recent visit to Penang. I used to live next to this mansion many years ago (before it became a museum), sadly the old house I live in was completely burned to th...  more »
  • Large collection of antiques acquired over 50+ years from local residents of Penang. Strong colonial influence (British) with artifacts dating back many years, acquired by a single owner. The house da...  more »
  • It is not a big museum. It does not take long to walk through it. There is a lot of explaination for the items displayed. Informative on explaining the different cultures in Malaysia. Enjoyed it, not ...  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.