Sun Yat Sen Museum, George Town

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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. Plan your Sun Yat Sen Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in George Town using our George Town trip planner .
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  • We had not planned to visit this museum, and did not even know that it existed, but we are really pleased that we came across it whilst walking around Penang. The curator was incredibly welcoming and ...  more »
  • The museum is located in Jalan Armenian, a house which stayed by Dr. Sun once upon a time. Worth a visit for history lover  more »
  • Small museum, which will only take 10 minutes to walk around, only 5 Ringitt entrance fee. If you are interested n Chinese history, this fills in some gaps regarding the ascendancy of the modern Chine...  more »
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  • Historic base when Dr.Sun Yat Sen live.in Penang. You can talk a walk along Armenian street to this building l. Easy to find. Very interest story and beautiful inside the house.
  • Highly recommended historical site. This is the actual location where Sun Yat Sen set up base in Penang. I'm not even a museum person and I actually appreciated it.
  • Excellent value for money and a real insight into the architecture, belongings and setting from the film recorded in Penang. This is a small museum which is more like a local house but was one of the sets for the film about Sun Yet Sen. There is an array of antique furniture and household items including pottery, tools and artwork.
  • Awesome museum. Well worth a visit. Helpful and informative worker!
  • I already try to offer my great grandfather old document with voluntary fund, he is a reverend & also had strong connection with Dr Sun Yat Sen, I try to ask for the answer & clarity several time, give the best deal, but still got no reply

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