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  • Address: Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang 10200, Malaysia
  • Hours: Sat. - Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Admission: RM 1.00

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Penang State Museum

Opened in 1962, the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery tells the history of Penang through its collection of photographs, artifacts, paintings and other works of art. The museum, housed within the old Penang free school on Farquhar Road, is the best place to learn about how the island has changed over the years. Among the most interesting pieces are the photographs of old street scenes, showing the transition from horse-drawn carriages and rickshaws to electric buses and railways.

Another fascinating collection of artifacts dates back to the riots of 1867, when George Town erupted in violence as several Chinese secret societies began fighting in the streets, nearly causing a civil war.

Visitors can find a collection of works by local artists in the galleries on the first floor and a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art -- from 1965 onward -- on the second floor.

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Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour, Penang, null
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Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Take a scenic drive by private car through historical Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this private ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.25
Penang City Tour, Penang, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Penang City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Penang has perhaps the largest and well preserved colonial-era old town, with excellent examples of Chinese clan houses, colonial homes, public buildings and ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.66
Private Half-Day Penang Highlights City Tour, Penang, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Half-Day Penang Highlights City Tour

Join this private half-day tour and explore Penang’s notable landmarks and tourist attractions with our professional local guide. Visit the Penang State Museum ...  Read more

Location: George Town, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Private Tour: Museums and Street Art Tour in George Town, Penang, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Museums and Street Art Tour in George Town

George Town, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage city with its diversified arts and cultures, it is a place not to miss! Learn the straits settlement history ...  Read more

Location: George Town, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town, Penang, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

Beca, also called the Trishaw, has become a favorite for visitors as well as locals who love to take a ride around Penang's charming hot spots. This tour will ...  Read more

Location: George Town, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.50

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