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Sun Yat Sen Museum, George Town

(3.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Established in honor of the founder of the modern Chinese nation, Sun Yat Sen Museum occupies the very building where the famed revolutionary hatched many of his plans to bring down the Qing Dynasty. Explore the long thin townhouse, featuring a crooked timber staircase, intimate courtyard, and intricately patterned tiles. The house is furnished with period furniture, ornaments, and utensils. Take a guided tour for a background story about the house and its former owner's historical significance. This museum is also the start of a heritage trail, linking more than a dozen other sites related to the revolutionary's life. Using our world travel planner, George Town attractions like Sun Yat Sen Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • I have been to the grand Sun Yet Sen museums and tomb in China. This place is very different. A small homely museum dedicated to Sun Yat Sen's early revolutionary efforts in Penang. A must for history...  more »
  • The museum shows the history of the stay of the chinese revolutionary in penang. The staff made us feel very welcome and made it quite an experience. Would really recommend stopping by!  more »
  • 這個地方是一座住宅聯排別墅,是海峽殖民地設計的一個很好的例子。它現在是一間博物館獻給孫中山。他在這裡設計了許多推翻清朝的計劃。我在世界各地去過幾間孫中山博物館,我認為這是一間較小的。不管大小,它是同盟會的東南亞總部,是一座比較重要的歷史建築。中國領導人胡錦濤過去也參觀過這裡。你可以在博物館找到訪問的照片。  more »
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  • the house caretaker is a walking excyclopedia of penang and chinese history in malaysia. chatting with him is a must!
  • No worth to see! Not too many things about Dr. Sun.
  • Interesting link between Sun Yat Sen and Penang is fleshed out.
  • Very interesting piece of history that was completely unknown to me before I came here.
  • Great place & friendly people.