Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

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Time Required : 1-2 hours

Timings : Saturday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Friday and Public Holidays

Entry Fees : Free

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Penang State Museum And Art Gallery, Georgetown Penang Overview

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tucked on the Farquhar Street of George Town. it is considered to be one of Malaysia's best presented and well-maintained museums.

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery is a must-visit of history buffs and cultural enthusiasts who wish to acknowledge the deep-rooted history of George Town’s early years of Penang Island. Divided into temporary and permanent exhibits, the museum houses various artefacts including historical documents and relics, maps, costumes, ancient betel boxes, weapons used during wars and trades, paintings and photographs of old transportations, royal families and attractions of early Penang that paint the canvas of the past beautifully.

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Exhibits at Penang State Museum

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery is divided into two segments: Permanent Exhibit and Temporary Exhibit. While the Permanent Exhibit houses the historical events and community history of Penang, the Temporary Exhibit engages in works of present local artists and overseas prints embedding the traditional Malay seamanship and paintings of Old Penang.

Tourists can walk through the Permanent Exhibit and embrace the history of Penang in form of the panoramic photographs of the city street and major attractions, numerous artifacts, historical relics and documents, maps, costumes, weapons, Chinese furniture, old vivacious countryside paintings and ethereal postcards belonging to the history of Penang Island.

After dwelling on and soaking the rich cultural history of old Penang through the walks of the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, head to the upper level of this old heritage building to take a break, rest and even play some interesting historical and innovative board games.

How to Reach Penang Statue Museum & Art Gallery

Tucked on the Lebuh Farquhar (Street) and Lebuh Light of George Town in Penang, the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery can be easily reached by the modes of transport like a Bus or Cab.

Bus: Board Rapid Penang buses Number U103 / U104 / U204 from George Town’s city square and head towards Lebuh (Street) Pitt and Love Lane (Lorong Cinta) to reach the location.

Taxi: One can also hire a taxi towards the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. One sided fare towards the attraction from the city center costs around RM 13 TO RM 16.

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