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Sun Yat Sen Museum, George Town

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History Museum
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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  • À Nice place to see. It is in the hearth of George Town, different from the larger scale peranakan houses that you can visit. Definitely worth to have a quick look at it.  more »
  • Brought my Friend to the Sun Yat Sen museum (; Interesting of how revolution man raised funds thru Travelling. So much support in the olden days without advance communication tools. The host was helpf...  more »
  • Visited recently with a friend and the guide, Kenny, went out of his way to make sure my friend and I were both well informed of the building's relevance to Dr. Sun Yat Sen's history. He was very thor...  more »
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  • Good collection of antiques and history of Sun Yet Sen during turbulent time of 1900s.
  • A specially trained guide gives an Audio Descriptive (AD) tour for persons who are blind or visually impaired (BVI). They enjoy the experience which brings for the BVI the house and museum to live. Highly recommended!
  • The house is kept in good condition by knowledgeable staff. Entry fee of 5RM is good for the whole day meaning you can go out for lunch and then return, Free Chinese tea is available and the interior was lovely and cool. The floor tiling is a credit to the artisans that laid it,
  • Historic house with a very knowledgeable host. Would recommend if you are interested in the history.
  • It's OK. The guide was very friendly. Not a lot of info and exhibits . Worth a visit.