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Penang Time Tunnel, George Town

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The history of Penang comes alive at Penang Time Tunnel. Explore on your own or ask a guide to walk you through the exhibits displaying what life was like in Penang's past, with many artifacts, paintings, and English-language information boards helping to paint a broader picture. After the tour, head to the 3D gallery where you can pose with amusing murals and street scenes. Use our George Town family vacation planner to visit Penang Time Tunnel on your trip to George Town, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • My son found this museum and we loved it. Downstairs you get a fantastic overview of the history of Penang and upstairs you have some fun. Entrance fees we thought were very reasonable. We have some g...  more »
  • I didn't go into it because of the price, but we sent our 2 teenagers in. They loved it. They were in there over 3 hours and even then we had to make them come out !!  more »
  • I went there to witness the city in the olden days. It is fascinating how far we have come from those times in many aspects till the massive development of modern Penang. Of course world war 2 period ...  more »
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  • Great way to spend an hour. This little museum can give you a good introduction to Georgetown's history from around the time of the British arriving up until the present day. You will need to do a bit of reading to make the most of it but the content is interesting and enjoyable. They provide information in multiple languages and also have simplified English versions for children.
  • It is just a 3D museum type. Not any heritage type! Walk all the way here and realised it.. #Disappointed
  • Ground floor is a good place for those who like to know more about Penang & old local people lifestyle. You will get a lot of fun in 1st floor which full of amazing 3D mural & a small part of Up Side Down. Friendly staff will give you a hand on how to snap a good shot.
  • Interesting. A must for locals to know about penang history. Foreigners worth a visit too
  • Today i had went there. The place was awesome and beautiful. I also like the staff at there. They are very friendly and they welcome us with a big smile. Thankyou staff 3D fluorescent art museum. I love you guys ♥

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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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