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Penang War Museum

Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960, Malaysia
+60 16-421 3606
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A private museum complex, built by the British as a hill fort in the 1930's used by the Japanese as a POW camp and killing place.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960, Malaysia
+60 16-421 3606
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The war museum is quite a drive, but you see quite a bit along the way. It is situated basically at the back of the airport. We had a private driver for 5 hours & this was one of the places we wanted to visit,...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great to walk along the museum walkway reading the description boards. We even squeezed through the tunnels. We could understand what hardships they faced. It was well laid out. Though it was hot and humid, the temperature was great at the museum.

Thank enjeekay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its worth going at least once to see this remnant of a British garrison with its underground bunkers, watch towers, ammunition depot and anti aircraft gun.

Thank ibnibatutta
Reviewed 16 May 2017

It isn't a museum as such, a better description would be "Penang Fort", because it houses old buildings used for World War 2 gun emplacements , barracks and cook houses etc. That said, it's an interesting visit but not suitable for people who have walking...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Its a learning journey for my two children (teens) especially to be able to see the preserved structure of the barrack, firing bay, bunkers and etc. Be ready to be attacked by the mozzie (armed yourself before visiting the site) My goose pimples starts running...More

Thank Patricia050875
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Very disappointing as there was very little to see. All the interesting bits have been removed just leaving a few concrete structures. Not worth the entrance fee.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Staff are not friendly. Costly place to visit. You have to pay for bullet use for shooting, you had to pay for museum entry separately and they always restricts you walk around. on top of that they also hurry you to finish the games and...More

Thank Loh C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed by this museum, which is not really a museum as it doesn't give you any information about the life of the British in the fort nor what happened there during the Japanese occupation. The place itself is great, it's nice to walk around...More

Thank François M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I saw a lot of comments before to go but I was disappointed. You have to pay more than the locals and you don t have any guide. Otherwise, there is lot of newpapers articles but not really a lot of explainations about the place...More

Thank Myriam B
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A place to visit if you have a interest in war history,lots to see you need to allow lots of time to see many displays

Thank Piggybackfarm
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How much is the entrance fee for adults?
19 March 2015|
Response from wessy | Reviewed this property |
As I remember around 35 ringits