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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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  • Went to Sun Yat Sen Museum during Penang CNY Celebration and lots of activities around this house ! Worth a visit for history lover.... 
  • Educate yourself on some of the early revolutionary press, as well as taking in the sense of history that infuses this place. Enjoy a refreshing tea in a great example of an early Malaysian kitchen. H...  more »
  • This museum focuses on the activities and relationships formed by the Chinese revolutionary and founder of modern China, Dr. Sun Yat Sen during his time in Penang like him sending his two daughters to...  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.