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19 Top Penang Museum to Visit in Penang

Penang Museum is one of the many attractions and trips not to be missed by locals and travellers. Overwhelmed by the number of museums in Penang? Let Penang Foodie point you in the direction of Georgetown’s finest museums and galleries, and museum exhibitions and what they have to offer. Here we round them all up and tell you the best things to do when you visit.

Below is a list of Top Penang museums (in no particular order).

#1 Upside Down Museum @ Kimberly Street

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Upside Down Museum is an interactive museum located at Kimberly Street in Penang. The place is well organised in that they time everyone’s entry so all visitors gets to experience each room and have their photos taken without hordes of other people in the same room. There are friendly and helpful staff in every room who take the photos for you using your own device. Having the staff take the photos is a bonus because they tell you how to pose with the various furniture/fittings to get the best out of the shots plus it helps keeps everyone moving along from room to room so there are no holdups. A great fun place for all ages.

Entrance Fee
Adults: RM27 (MyKad holders RM16)
Children (aged 5-12): RM16 (MyKid holders RM8)
Malaysian Students with Student ID: RM11
Non-Malaysian Students with Student ID: RM16

Visiting Hours
Mondays – Fridays: 8:45am – 6:30pm (last admission at 5:30pm)
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 8:45am – 7:30pm (last admission at 6:30pm)

Address: Upside Down Penang Museum 45, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#2 Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

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There have an array of 3D art, while you take a look at it, it just a normal art paint on the wall, once shoot it with your camera, you’ll find the magic. Also, they have a very friendly staff that will assist your for taking the picture and guide what the pose should be done to make your picture more alive.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM25 (MyKad holders RM15)
Children: RM15 (MyKid holders RM10)
Malaysian Students with Student ID: RM10
Non-Malaysian Students with Student ID: RM15
Senior Citizens: RM 15 (MyKad holders RM10)

Visiting Hours
Mondays – Fridays: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 9.00am – 8:00pm

Address: 3D trick Art Penang Museum 10, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang

#3 Pinang Penarakan Museum “Experience Peranakan culture in all its splendor”

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The heritage mansion offers a glimpse of the Baba Nyonya opulent lifestyle and their various customs and traditions. The architecture was unparalleled and the antique collection was amazing. Do get a guide as they are very knowledgeable and you will learn a lot about the Rich History of The Unique Penang Peranakan.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM20
Children: RM10 (Free for children below 6)

Visiting Hours:
Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 9:30am to 5pm

Address: 29, Church St, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#4 Wonderfood Museum “A Must Visit for Every Food Lover”

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Wonderfood Penang Museum is a great place to learn about Penang Food. There are many displays of Malay Chinese and Indian cuisines and scenes depicting everyday life of Malaysian related to food. The displays look very realistic. There are also many places for you to take cute and funny photos, and the staffs are willing to help you.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM25 (MyKad holders RM15)
Children: RM15 (MyKid holders RM10)

Visiting Hours:
Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 9:00am to 6pm

Address: Wonderfood Penang Museum, 49, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#5 Made In Penang Interactive Museum “A great place to take interesting photos!”

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Made in Penang interactive Museum is a nice museum with good and fun staffs. Made In Penang are worth to visit as you may discover different pictures that enable you to take photos with your friends and family. The museum are accessible by public transport and also self drive with lots of public parking area

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM30 (MyKad holders RM15)
Children: RM10

Visiting Hours:
Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 9:00am to 6pm

Address: No.3, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Penang

#6 Sun Yat Sun Museum “History and Orient buffs must see”

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Sun Yat Sun Penang Museum shows the history of the stay of the Chinese revolutionary in Penang. Sun Yat Sen was an important figure in modern Chinese history and the building houses many artefacts from his stay in Penang. It’s definitely worth a visit for everyone interested in Chinese history.

Entrance Fee: RM 5

Visiting Hours:
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 9:00am to 5pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays

Address: The Sun Yat Sen Penang Museum, 120 Armenian Street,George Town World Heritage Site,
10200 Penang, Malaysia.

#7 Dark Mansion – 3D Glow In The Dark Museum

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Dark Mansion is a cool attraction with lots of 3D art that come alive when viewed at the right angle and look incredible when you’re part of the art and you have a photo taken it is also one of Penang Museum you can’t miss! Dark Mansion is perfect for all ages and it’s great for lovely experience and take away beautiful photos.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM25 (MyKad holders RM15)
Children: RM17 (MyKid holders RM12)
Senior Citizens: RM 17 (MyKad holders RM12)

Visiting Hours:
Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 10:00am to 6:30pm

Address: 145, 147, 149, 151, 153, Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

#8 Penang Time Tunnel “JOURNEY INTO Penang HISTORY”

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If you want to take in the history of Penang then a visit here will tick that box as well as give you an insight to modern day technology in the form of the 3D art which is on display in the upper part of the building. The time tunnel take the visitor through the history of the island in an easy to digest set of facts backed up with displays as well as visuals. The upper “deck” is devoted to 3d Art and a camera is essential to record the visit in all its glory.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM22 (MyKad holders RM16)
Children: RM12 (MyKid holders RM6)
Malaysian Students with Student ID (13 – 17 years old): RM10

Address: 39 Green Hall 10200 George Town, Penang

Visiting Hours: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm (last admission at 6:00 pm)

#9 Penang Ghost Museum “ Get Ready to be Scared”

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Penang Ghost Museum displayed variety of ghost from all ethnics. From Malay, Chinese, Egypt, Pirate, Western Vampire, Japan. You got to know all the history and lesson behind all these ghost after you visit here. Additionally, you can try on some of the costumes available and take fun pictures with the props as well.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM36 (MyKad holders RM18)
Children: RM16 (MyKid holders RM8)
Student: RM 16 (MyKad holders RM10)
Senior Citizens: RM 16 (MyKad holders RM 8)

Visiting Hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Address: 57, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#10 Penang War Museum “A walk down the memory of World War”

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The Penang War museum is an old British military base hacked out of the jungle and tunnel into the hillside. The Japanese overran the garrison here at the outbreak of the second world war and committed unspeakable atrocities here. If you are really interest in history, you should visit this place and learn about what happened in the other side of WORLD WAR II.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM30 (MyKad holders RM15)
Children 5-12 years old: RM15 (MyKid holders RM7.50)

Visiting Hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Address: Lot 1350, Mukim 12, Daerah Barat Daya, Batu Maung, 11960 Penang.

#11 Penang Gold Museum “Felt rich for a moment”

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Penang Gold Museum a is a great place to visit if you are interested in knowing more about gold. Get an interesting journey through the process from digging after gold to produce coins and jewellery made of different types of gold.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM28 per person
Children (7-12 years old): RM 15
Children (below 7 years old): free entry
Seniors (60 years old and above): RM15

Visiting Hours: Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Address: 95, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#12 Batik Painting Museum Penang “ Wonderful Batik works of art”

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Batik Painting Penang Museum is conveniently located on Armenian Street .If you love art and colour, you will love this quiet art gallery of batik paintings. Learn about the batik process and enjoy learning the history of batik through the varieties of paintings in this multi-level home.

Entrance Fee: RM5

Visiting Hours: Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Address: 19, Armenian Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA.

#13 Khoo Kongsi “historical clan house of the Khoos”

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Khoo Kongsi was one of the oldest building in Penang. It was a temple and a clan house for early chinese settlers from China during the early 19th century.

Visiting Hours: Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Entrance Fee: RM10

Address: 18, Cannon Square, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#14 The Camera Museum “Must see if you’re in to photography!”

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The Camera Museum has a wide assortment of cameras from models of the early cameras to more recent ones that teaches you interesting things. If you’re interested in photography it is sure to be a worthwhile place to visit.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM20
Children: RM10
Seniors Citizens: RM10

Visiting Hours: Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 9:30am – 6:30pm

Address: 49, Jalan Muntri, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#15 Asia Camera Museum “Perfect place for camera enthusiasts!”

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This Asia Camera Penang Museum contains hundreds to thousands of cameras, ranging from a tiny spy cameras as small as a miniature to a huge camera that’s 2 times bigger than a human. If you like history and camera, this is the place for you!

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM20
Children: RM10
Seniors Citizens: RM10

Address: 10 Burma Road , 10500 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

Visiting Hours: Mondays – Sundays & Public Holidays: 11:00am – 7:00pm

#16 Colonial Penang Museum “Great collection of Penang History”

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Colonial Penang Museum is an interesting place to look back into the history of Penang. The museum contains collections of Administrators, rich tycoons and artistes of the era of Settlement in Penang. Private collections bought over by a passionate collector. There’s also many intricate designs and amazing details rarely seen in the modern furniture.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM30 (MyKad holders RM20)
Children: RM 15 ( 5 – 12 years old)

Address: No.7, Jalan D.S. Ramanathan ( Scott Rd ) ,10350 Penang, Malaysia.

Visiting Hours: Mondays – Sundays: 9:30am – 6:30pm

#17 Penang State Museum and Art Gallery “Excellent ethnographic museum”

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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. The museum is great to get away from the heat as it is cool.

Entrance Fee: RM1

Visiting Hours: Saturdays – Thursdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Closed: Friday and Public Holiday)

Address: Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#18 Phantamania “Fantastic place for castle magic”

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The entrance with the mirror was surprising welcome as a start, then all other usage of mirrors were amazing and lots of fun. Get inspired to take some epic photography and stories and to see the world from a new perspective . New ideas and adding a smile for your day.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM28
Children/ Students/ Senior Citizens: RM 18
Children below 100cm: FOC

Visiting Hours:
Mondays – Sundays: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Address: 193, Lebuh Victoria, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.

#19 Ben’s Vintage Toy Penang Museum

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Ben’s Vintage Toy museum located in Acheh Street. The museum houses a vintage collection ranging from robots and rocket ships to boats, trains, antique aircraft, trucks, wooden horses and more! The collection of toys are simply breathtaking as it will makes you go back in time of your childhood. Definitely Worth a visit for the young and also the young at heart.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: RM6
Children: RM3

Visiting Hours:
Mondays – Sundays ; 9.00am – 7.00pm  (Closed on Fridays)

Address: 55, Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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One Comment

  1. Ben Vintage Toy Museum is permanently closed.
    Asia Camera Museum have moved to Armenian Street.
    Camera Museum have moved to Penang Hill.
    Dark Mansion price for MyKad holder is RM25.
    State Museum is temporarily closed.

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