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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. 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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  • Visiting the museum is really as you live in the past, in a historical maintained building, you can touch and feel the past, and enjoy the display.  more »
  • My kids really excited to the visit the museum and to learn more about penang history. It's really difficult to park our vehicle because lack of parking space. We had no other choice but to park at fo...  more »
  • After few rounds searching for parking, found out that this place is closed til july 2017. Advise for those who want to visit this museum, take grab or walk.  more »
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  • 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.
  • This place actually holds a very valuable potential as the exhibitions are well-kept. However, at some galleries, the atmosphere is eery with poor lighting. It can also be very quiet which creates unsettling feeling when not many people are visiting.
  • 1RM entry fee is an absolute bargain. Even if you have no interest in museums or learning more about Penang come here for the air conditioning. That being said, it is a museum worthy of a visit.
  • Lots of local history, interesting if you like reading. Displays about all the different cultures in penang. Bigger than expected and cheap entry fee.