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Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town

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History Museum
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. Plan to visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion during your George Town vacation using our convenient George Town trip itinerary planner.
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  • well don't miss this place because it is a good experience and most famous places in Penang are just near by  more »
  • The Peranakan Mansion is a rich and beautifully restored window in Penang's history. We had a jovial guide take us through the Baba and Nyona culture and it made our tour all the more entertaining. So...  more »
  • I can't remember his name, but we really enjoyed our guide for the Tour of the house. He was very expressive and entertained us with some fabulous stories on the history of the house, the owners and P...  more »
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  • it looks very small and nothing to see outside, but quite impressive inside with a massive collection of Old day Dynasty like treasure. It is good to follow the free service (English) tour guide.
  • Fantastic.. RM 20 entry fee with free tour guide. Important things is understand baba nyonya culture
  • Truly fascinating collections of Peranakan decorations and artefacts etc. Partly historical, partly set up for the museum purpose, enjoyable nonetheless. The gift shop is forgettable with steep prices on common things. The collections of beaded slippers and accessories however are amazing,
  • Our family would like to extend a gesture of appreciation to Uncle Henry for leading the tour that imparted meaning into the age old Baba Nonya heritage from the living quarters to the museum and kitchen.
  • Great museum with lots of peranakan artefacts. Must visit museum in Penang.