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Colonial Penang Museum, George Town

(4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • I would highly recommend this museum to anyone , especially those of Chinese descend who live outside China itself. It showed the rich Chinese merchants in Penang in the "olden days"going to extraordi...  more »
  • We came to Penang without an extensive knowledge of Malaysia or Penang specifically. Through the cultural and historical artifacts, our tour guide helped us better understand and complexity of Malaysi...  more »
  • This is an absolutely superb place, a real must-see if you are in George Town. The museum is a lovely house built in 1905 for wealthy Malays who were keen to impress with their refined European taste ...  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.