Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Penang Island

3.4
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. Put Penang State Museum and Art Gallery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Penang Island trip itinerary builder .
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  • It was in line with St. George's Church in Georgetown. It seems that once a building has been built as a school, it is used as a museum. Features and old cable cars were exhibited beside the entrance. Because it was early in the morning, I did not know whether it was open or business.
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  • Because it was closed, when I asked the person who was nearby, it is said that it is currently moving and opening. It was a very hopeless museum though the address was heard, and it went there.
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  • A decent spot for art exhibition or other related events except lack of lift or escalator for disabled person's or wheelchair access entrance
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