Penang House of Music, George Town

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  • Loved the host, I also received my own personal tour of the museum and learnt a lot about the varying cultures of music that was brought to Penang through the many people that came and settled or stay...  more »
  • Not a fan, very gadgetty, might be good for kids but not an amazing place. For a house a music i expected to have at least good musical ambiance.  more »
  • Amazing place, my personal favourite in Penang The guide was very well prepared. The exhibition itself is really thought-out and entertaining (VR, playing instruments, becoming a DJ... Just wow)  more »
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  • Very impressive museum with a free guided tour included in each ticket, even though I was just one person. The guide was very surprised when I told her I wasn't a musician and to be honest despite being very well done, there was less interest here for someone like me who's not super into music and instruments. But I'm still giving it 5 stars because it was a very high quality experience all around.
  • The best possible museum experience. It's interactive and interesting, you can try all the instruments, listen for all the music they tell you about. It has even a little library with all the resources about the Penang music. Also, guide was very vivid and charismatic, told us everything and even sang us a part of Chinese opera. A must go if you re interested in music at least a little bit.
  • Wonderful time with personal guide. Blends the great musical history of Penang with equal portions of culture. Thoroughly recommend you put time aside to go to this place. Is hands on too which is great for kids. There's a reason this place rates so highly here on Google and TripAdvisor. Allow approx two hours . Reasonable entry fee.
  • Great experience. We were fortunate to have a guided tour through the exhibit. Joy, our guide, was extremely passionate about music and explained the evolution of Malaysian music through the years and I really liked the interactive elements; from augmented reality, listening to tracks, playing instruments and playing on a radio show set.
  • I can't recommend this highly enough. Probably the best museum in Panang (and there are a lot of museums here). The exhibition is exciting and interactive, and the staff is extremely passionate about the place.
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