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Whilst unassuming, this small slice of Penang's history was both entertaining and informative. Staffed by [mostly] young personnel, the level of knowledge and insight was far beyond that available in mere "text books"; a very interesting and enlightening hour-or-so, much enjoyed.
If you are a tourist (ie "Foreigner") steer well clear of this overpriced museum. Visit the state museum instead and learn far more at a fraction of the price. Upstairs photo opportunities might appeal to some but I thought were tawdry.
We loved the reading and learning about the history of Penang, as we knew very little. To top it off we finished with the upstairs 3D art gallery which is included in the entry fee. Staff there will tell you where to stand for that...More
Love the place, lits of exhibits with explanations. Very goid if you're interested in Penang/M'sia history. Another plus point is the 3Dmurals upstairs, and they have staff stand by to assist in photography in. Ase if you're not sure which angle or how to post!
The ground floor showcases the early history of a tiny island under Kedah Sultanate - Pulau Pinang (betel nut) since the discovery made by British Captain James Lancaster in 1592 to the where it is today. Later in the 18th Century (11 Aug 1786), Captain...More
My son found this museum and we loved it. Downstairs you get a fantastic overview of the history of Penang and upstairs you have some fun. Entrance fees we thought were very reasonable. We have some great photos to remember our time in Penang. We...More