PENANG / PULAU PINANG - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST : Galleries & Museums

 
 

PENANG MUSEUM

 

Hundreds of old prints, paintings, clay, stone and porcelain ware as well as other historical artifacts that highlight the important periods in Penang?s development can be found here. Visitors can also pore over maps, charts and memorabilia of the nation?s first Prime Minister, Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm (closed on Fridays)

Tel: 04 - 261 3144

 
 
 

ISLAMIC MUSEUM

 

The museum is housed in the historic Syed Al-Attas Mansion which has been in existence since the 19th century and boasts European, Indian and Malay architectural elements. It highlights, among other things, the role and contributions of Malay leaders in the development and propagation of Islam in Penang.

 

Opening hours: 9.30am - 6.00pm (closed on Tuesdays)

Tel: 04- 262 0172

 
 
 

WAR MUSEUM

 

War Museum This 20-acre museum takes visitors on a journey to the past, during WWII, to observe the lifestyle of a typical British soldier and his Asian counterparts. Built around the remnants of an old British fort, it contains several installations above and below ground where old war relics are stored. Visitors can weave through a complex to view barracks, old cookhouses, lock-ups, tunnels and ventilation shafts. The War Museum is the first of its kind in the country and the largest in Southeast Asia.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 6.30pm

Tel: 04 - 626 5142

 
 
 

FOREST RECREATION PARK MUSEUM

 

Forest Recreation Park Museum Located within the I 00-hectare Forest Recreation Park, the museum was built using various species of wood as well as other forest produce and houses a collection of forest produce from all over the country. The park features foot paths and flowing streams and is home to countless species of flowering plants, ferns, insects, birds, butterflies, snakes and lizards.

 

Opening hours:

9.00am - 5.00pm (Monday - Thursday)

9.00 - 12.00noon & 2.45pm - 5.00pm (Friday)

 

Tel: 04 - 885 2388 / 1280

 
 
 

P. RAMLEE'S HOUSE

 

Situated along Jalan P. Ramlee is the wooden house which was built to commemorate the late P. Ramlee, Malaysia?s foremost entertainer. Originally built in 1926 by his father and uncle, the house features the main living areas and also the life history of the late singer, actor, composer and film director. The various exhibits include his personal memorabilia and also items belonging to his family.

 

Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.30pm (closed on Mondays)

Tel: 04 - 281 7484

 
 
 

TOY MUSEUM

 

Toy Museum The Toy Museum showcases an impressive collection of over 100,000 toys, models, collectibles and doll houses, making it the largest in the world and the first of its kind in Asia. Visitors can explore the Chamber of Horror, Cave of Dinosaurs, Hall of Celebrities and other thematic displays or view movie memorabilia. Also on display are rare and limited edition toys and figures from around the world.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 9.00pm

Tel: 012 - 4602096

 
 
 

USM - ABN AMR0 ARTS CENTRE

 

This interactive arts centre offers a place for performance, research, study as we]l as discussion of local, culture, art and craft. The centre contains displays of local art, handicrafts, musical instruments and items used in popular local games and sports. A theatre within the complex features regular dance, drama and music performances.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel: 04 - 262 9675

 
 
 

UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE MALAYSIA (USM)

Museum & Art Gallery

 

Located within the grounds of the university, the museum houses a collection of Malay and Baba Nyonya cultural artifacts, textiles, prints, traditional jewellery and Malay daggers. There is one section which is devoted to the performing arts. The art gallery has a fine collection of paintings.

 

Opening hours:

9.00am - 4.30pm (Monday - Thursday)

9.00am - 12.15pm & 2.45pm - 4.30pm (Friday)

(closed on weekends & public holidays)

 

Tel: 04 - 653 3261

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Galleries & Museums
PENANG / PULAU PINANG - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA