Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town

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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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  • October 5, 2017
    We loved visiting, our tour guide Stanley was amazing and very knowledgeable.. stories and jokes! Well worth it. Highly recommend, great value  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    From outside we had not idea what this "house" is, but we saw a lot of people getting in and out. When we enter, immediately we realized why. This mansion is simply a MUST to visit in the city. It wil...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Their antique items those are quaint and more than museum, it's worth to spend around 2 hours to walk inside and join their tour guide, a great experience.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Definitely a must visit for folks who are interested in the Peranakan culture. Our guide, Stanley was humorous and knowledgeable (in English). His quick witted trivals made the crowd laugh throughout the tour. The house and exhibits are very exquisite and well maintained. Definitely well worth the RM 21 spent for entry.
  • June 15, 2017
    Amazingly well preserved artifacts. Very interesting to look at and to listen. There are English/Chinese/Thai/Cantonese tours for tourists. Special thanks to our tour guide Stanley who made it even more enjoyable! Definitely would recommend for tourists & locals!
  • September 1, 2017
    Beautiful place to visit in Penang, get to know the history of peranakan culture right at the heart of Georgetown. A huge Mansion with many layers & rooms to explore. Do opt for the free guided tour if you have time, guides will explain and show you around.
  • June 26, 2017
    Stanley definitely made our visit. Very knowledgeable with great sense of humour. The mansion itself was amazing to walk through, with exquisite mother of pearl furniture and handicraft collection that is hard to forget. Will definitely come back in the quieter time to cool down from blistering Penang heat on our next visit.
  • August 28, 2017
    The museum has lots of artifacts to see and their tour guides are really patient if you want to ask questions and be detailed. Very educative and would recommend.

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