Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town

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#1 of 232 in Museums in Malaysia
Visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a cultural center providing a valuable introduction to the Peranakans, a community of wealthy Chinese traders that made this area of the world their home. Set in a restored mansion, the museum's interiors and architecture display the singular style and aesthetics of the community, blending traditionally Chinese aspects with local Malay and, later, colonial British influences. With a wealth of artifacts laid out in authentically arranged rooms, the museum transports you back to the time period with immersive exhibits, information panels, and guided tours. Put Pinang Peranakan Mansion at the forefront of your travel plans using our George Town trip planner .
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  • You must attend the tour, which is included in the price, to truly appreciate the significance to the contents of this museum. Apparently top ten in Asia, not sure with accordance to whom, but worth t...  more »
  • Will be go there with my family.This place a very nice and very interesting with history and opulent lifestyle. We are happy.  more »
  • Well preserved house and temple still owned by the original family. The costume museum and the jewellery collection are beautiful. Free English guide offering a very good tour.  more »
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  • The building itself was quite magnificent. The interior design upon entering had a very Roman architectural design which was accompanied with luscious Chinese styled furniture and wooden carvings. One could spend hours browsing the enormity of old heirlooms and jewelry on display. The tour within the mansion was quite educational and at the end we were brought to a little cafe which served bird’s nest desert for a very affordable price.
  • This is absolutely worth the price of the ticket! We came here with no expectation, but we were left in awe by the preservation of the place and the items on display. We have never seen such comprehensive collections of items of the Peranakan culture. Recommended visit!
  • Took the free tour which was really good, it does cost to enter though. It honestly might even be worth doing the tour twice to experience the with different tour guides as they lead quite different style tours and focus on slightly different information from each other. All the heritage and riches were very interesting to see, there was definitely more to see than I expected. Also there is an antiques shop as the owner is always aquiring new antiques to replace the ones in the house with nicer ones, and sell off the others. About 20% of what is in the house is original, but the rest are genuine antiques from the era that would have been there, but have been bought from many families.
  • Very beautiful and glamorous (yet not tacky!) building showing insight into lives of Nyonya people in the old times. Would like a bit more description on the signs though and suspect many of the decorations were added in only during renovation and not part of the original design. Nevertheless, worth a visit
  • This is the definition of 'resplendent'. Gorgeous house replete with stunning decor. One of the most beautiful collections in Southeast Asia. A must-see.
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