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Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Don't in any way be put off by the unfamiliar name of this house. It is one of the most beautiful places in George Town. Nyonyas were people of mixed Chinese-Malay origin, and their culture flourished...  read more »
  • There are many Mansions in Georgetown but this is the MUST-SEE. Entrance is 21 MYR & comes with tour guide & access to the Straights Chinese Jewelry Museum. Minimum group of 5 people can avail of the ...  read more »
  • This is a surprising big museum with a lot to see. Beautiful house and atmosphere to walk around and to imagine how this house must have been 100 years ago. 
  • It's a very nice little museum to visit to understand the Peranakan lifestyle a little more. While there were some items which looked pretty new, one can imagine how they fit into the overall setting. It was a rich visual experience to take in, with all the grandeur and mixture of Chinese and Western cultures. Visited twice and didn't get bored even on the second visit.
  • Must visit destination for visitors in Penang. Get an insight into the way of life and culture of the unique Nyonya Baba people. This place is unique and no wonder it is ranked highly on Tripadvisor.
  • Expensive ticket but totally worth the price. The guide 'Fab' did a wonderful job.
  • Great place for more understand about history of penang. A lot of beautiful jewelry here. Very impress
  • Gooood place and helpful guide. Even in French. 😀
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