This significant landmark, Penang Museum & Art Gallery, listed in the Penang Heritage Trail, houses permanent exhibits ... More
Penang Museum & Art Gallery
This significant landmark, Penang Museum & Art Gallery, listed in the Penang Heritage Trail, houses permanent exhibits including photographs, maps, antiques, furniture, documents, paintings and other relics showcasing Penang's culture and history. Exhibits and displays feature communities, customs, costumes and historic places such as the harbor, Fort Cornwallis, streets of Penang, municipal history, Penang riots, the Japanese occupation, houses of worship and traditional trades. Other exhibits in special rooms include painting collections of a few colonial artists, the Straits Chinese collections, hand-written Qurans and Malay weapons. Timings vary for the museum and the art gallery, so check website.
Don't waste your precious travel time in visiting this "museum"..most of the items here you can see,can find easily from an antique or old stuff shop.Its a very primitive kind of museum & there is nothing much to see.
The Penang Museum displayed a lot about Penang, including pictures and old things. The museum is special from other museums but the museum is quite small. I hope that they will get a bigger museum so that they can display more things about Penang.
Situated on one of Georgetown's oldest street, it was formerly the residence of Cheong Fatt Tze, a powerful Chinese trading
and shipping tycoon in the late 19th century where success brought many accolades including the Vice Consul of China ...
The wooden stockade that Captain Francis Light had assembled upon disembarking in 1786 was rebuilt almost two decades later with
convict labor into a major fort, much of which remains intact. Named after Charles Cornwallis, the Governor General of ...
In the old days, craftsmen, artisans and carpenters newly arrived in Penang from Guangdong would call here before setting out
to look for work. The guild is also known in Chinese as the "Loo Pun" temple for worship of ...