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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Penang Island
(3.3/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Hordes of raging children groups screaming Chinese and maenge Kraempel. The day you can mess up any other way.
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  • This is not a main tourist attraction, but for one ringgit, who would complain? The museum is on the tiny side for a state musuem, so it will only give you a taste of what life was like a 100 years ag...  more »
  • This has many the same things as the mansion house but much cheaper ( 1 ringgit!) and good explanation along with displays . Worth a visit