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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  • An amazing old house and museum. I was very fortunate to have a personal grand tour with Ricky who was very knowledgeable and helped make it interesting.  more »
  • Beautiful, ornate house full of interesting treasures from the era. The guide provided interesting commentary on their lifestyle habits (albeit sometimes repetitious) as we made our way through the.....  more »
  • We had a very enjoyable visit where we had a personal tour with Ricky. Ricky was very informative about the history and culture surrounding the building. At first we thought the visit would be short.....  more »
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  • With no hesitation this deserves a five star rating. Magnificent property, beautifully furnished, you can easily spend a couple of hours here. There is also a hidden Temple at the back, don't miss this. The museum which houses many precious items collected by the current owner is priceless. There is one magnificent garment, a head piece, made from the finest feathers of the Kingfisher, and many other gold and jewelled items. There are free 45 minute tours at 10.00am and 1.00pm and our guide "Stanley" was both informative and very entertaining. The entry ticket is valid all day so you can return later if you so wish. Upstairs floor not accessible for wheelchairs. This is probably the best tourist museum/house in Penang.
  • Highly recommended, worth paying the RM20 entrance fees and spend your 1.5 hours of a day in this museum. Museum are kept in a very tidy, clean and authentic manner. Tour guide is available according to their time table. You might required to spend 1hr - 2hrs to really enjoy the every corner of the museum. Most important the place is equiped with air conditioning for downstairs and highly ventilated for the most of the corners. Located at the famous tourist spot, and car park might be the only issue if you are driving. Great place, will definitely recommend to others to visit this museum.
  • This is a great building!!!! Old housing of rich family here!! Once you step in the house you will be fascinated such. A beautiful detailed furnitures, decorations and so on!! The housing has small patio in the center and around it each rooms are touched. 2 stories. They give us a tour by a guide who speak English or Chinese! So once but the entrance ticket and take a sticker, you wait for the start. It looks every 1 hr they have tour. The guide explains the detailed. They are nice!! Actually by the main house there are a small collection museum. It also looks gorgeous!! Before and after your tour starts you can look around by yourself and take photos!! It’s really nice place to get to know their culture and history!! Enjoy!!!
  • Very unique and beautiful mansion. I brought back a lot of childhood memories and make me feel like I back in time. The jewelry museum section have very beautiful and imaginative pieces of jewelry. Really fall in love with the craftsmanship and design.
  • This museum was much better than I expected! I highly recommend you take the free guided tour. The guide, Stanley, was very knowledgeable and funny. The collection of artifacts found here are unlike any I have ever seen. It will really give you a sense of what life was like for the generations of the family that lived here. Some of the family members still spend time in the private quarters. It is much bigger than it looks from the outside.

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