Penang Time Tunnel, George Town

3.6
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. Make Penang Time Tunnel a part of your George Town vacation plans using our George Town vacation planning app .
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  • October 1, 2017
    We loved the reading and learning about the history of Penang, as we knew very little. To top it off we finished with the upstairs 3D art gallery which is included in the entry fee. Staff there will t...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Love the place, lits of exhibits with explanations. Very goid if you're interested in Penang/M'sia history. Another plus point is the 3Dmurals upstairs, and they have staff stand by to assist in photo...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    The ground floor showcases the early history of a tiny island under Kedah Sultanate - Pulau Pinang (betel nut) since the discovery made by British Captain James Lancaster in 1592 to the where it is to...  more »
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  • September 3, 2017
    Very nice place. Its has penang history museum, 3d gallery, fluoroscent room and more. You should come here
  • August 10, 2017
    The historic side of the museum was really interesting and was quite informative, then you go upstairs to the UV photo Room which was really cool, had some great pieces of art whivx you can take a photo with, with the help of the guys who work there they use a UV light wand and take photos of you!!
  • April 8, 2017
    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.
  • September 5, 2017
    It's ok if it's on the way. But don't go especially for it. You can visit the upside down museum and the dark meuseum.
  • August 3, 2017
    Good place to know more abt Penang and they have very helpful staffs at the 3D art museum! Thank u!

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