Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Penang Island

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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. Put Penang State Museum and Art Gallery at the forefront of your travel plans using our George Town trip itinerary builder .
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  • Georgetown's St. George's church next to the Museum. Materials in 1896 as a school building, now as a museum related to the history and culture of Penang are exhibited. Exhibits the exterior of the building was built over 100 years ago, of course, well worth a look I think that is.
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  • very love full gestaltts Museum, as a wealthy Chinese family during the colonial period gelbt has
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  • Is currently keeping on while we were sorry that the match and surrounding buildings. Over the wall in old cable cars, etc.
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  • Beautiful building; the art collection is interesting; although not the best I have seen.
  • Closed for renovation work until reopening 2020, but usually a nice place to visit, with lots of free photo opportunities, good information and early Penang history.
  • It's closed for renovation. Hope for something great after it reopens!
  • Historic place and one can certainly learn a lot about Malay culture and their elegant history. It takes roughly an hour or two to complete depending on person's interest and it's a two storied building. Entry fee is very reasonable (RM 1). Recommended for history lovers!
  • Interesting musuem with lots of historical photographs and maps showcasing the rich heritage of Penang. Would have given 5 star if there were more interactive exhibits. But for the entrance fee it is totally worth the visit if you are keen on learning the rich history of Penang.
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