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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Penang Island

(3.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Take a walk through history by browsing the exhibits of Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, housing various artifacts, photos, and furniture that tell the story about the island's development over the ages. The collection occupies several galleries showing the lifestyles and traditions of the various ethnic groups populating Penang. Admire the panoramic photos of the city streets, the display of old postcards, and vibrant landscape paintings. You can even play some board games and rest on the upper level. The exhibits come with comprehensive information signs both in Malay and English, so you can delve into Penang's rich past at your own pace. Arrange your visit to Penang State Museum and Art Gallery and discover more family-friendly attractions in George Town using our George Town travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a Reality Slice of British Colonialism over 200+ yrs ! If , you have been affected by the far-reaching influence of Victorian Britain - this is for your " eyes & ears .. ! " - such far-flung i...  more »
  • The Museum is on a larger scale, but not achieve quite well laid out Museum. That will help you understand the history of Penang materials are well organized, and very low ibjangryodo 2 ringgit. The day when you can avoid the heat for a moment hot spot is also the place to be.
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  • If you want to learn about the peoples of Penang, this is the place to go. Over two floors, you will learn about their history, ethnicities, cultures and much more. And all for just 1 ringette or abou...  more »