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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery Tours

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
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.
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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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

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Private Half-Day Penang Highlights City Tour

Private Half-Day Penang Highlights City Tour

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Penang, culinary wonderland and Malaysian cultural gem, has a wealth of hidden charms. Orient yourself and see the best of the city on a private 3.5-hour sightseeing tour, which covers Penang highlights such as Little India, Penang State Museum, and Kuan Ying Teng temple. Explore the colorful colonial mansions of Georgetown, a UNESCO-listed enclave, purchase street food staples such as ‘chendol’ (iced dessert) and char sui pork, and receive undivided attention from a private guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
Price varies by group size
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$51.29
Price varies by group size

Penang Island 4 Hours City Tour

Penang Island 4 Hours City Tour

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Penang is considered the jewel in Malaysia’s crown, due to its culture-rich mix of food and history. Even if you’ve only got limited time in the city, see the best of Penang on a half-day tour that’s designed especially for first-time visitors on a time budget. You’ll explore the vibrant Little India and Chinatown, and delve deeper into the city’s history at Penang State Museum. Plus, a small group limited to eight ensures you receive personalized attention from a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.72
Price varies by group size
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$28.72
Price varies by group size
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Half Day Penang Island Tour

Half Day Penang Island Tour

Penang is a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. This city tour highlights all of the best—from colonial-era homes, to private mansions, famous museums and stunning temples. During this 4 hours city tour, you will visit the famed Little India and Chinatown, wander the halls at Penang Museum and learn about the art of pewtersmithing at the Royal Selangor. Finish your tour at Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll be amazed by the giant reclining Buddha.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.72
Price varies by group size
From
$28.72
Price varies by group size
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Pearl Island : Penang Half Day Tour

Pearl Island : Penang Half Day Tour

Penang is a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. This city tour highlights all of the best—from colonial-era homes, to private mansions, famous museums and stunning temples. During this 4 hours city tour, you will visit the famed Little India and Chinatown, wander the halls at Penang Museum and learn about the art of pewtersmithing at the Royal Selangor. Finish your tour at Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll be amazed by the giant reclining Buddha.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.08
Price varies by group size
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$29.08
Price varies by group size
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Penang Experience Pass (Special Deal)

Penang Experience Pass (Special Deal)

Visit more than 20 attractions in Penang with the convenience of one all-inclusive pass that facilitates your sightseeing in Malaysia. Your pass is valid for the hop-on hop-off bus, which allows you to conduct a self-guided tour of the city. You also get admission to a variety of places such as the Penang War Museum, The TOP Penang, and The Habitat Penang Hill.
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  • 1 to 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.80
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$49.80
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Private Tour: Full Day Tour Highlights of Penang Island

Private Tour: Full Day Tour Highlights of Penang Island

Join this private tour with your friends or family member to explore  Highlights of penang Island.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.95
Price varies by group size
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$117.95
Price varies by group size

Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

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Explore colonial history and heritage in Penang’s ancient capital city on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour in Georgetown. Take a scenic drive through downtown Georgetown with your private guide and admire the UNESCO–listed colonial architecture you find. Explore Fort Cornwallis’ mighty perimeter and learn of Captain Francis Light’s first landing in the 18th century. Visit Clan Jetty then head into the bustling Chinatown and Little India districts by trishaw, and visit the Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

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Penang State Museum and Art Gallery hours of operation: Sat. - Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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