Colonial Penang Museum, George Town

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White colonnades and gold lattice balusters give a nod to the British Colonial era and the wealthy merchants who inhabited the former family home that now houses Colonial Penang Museum. The house is intricate and elaborate, with large stained-glass windows, gold sculptures, and marble statues throughout. The museum preserves the lifestyle of the house's former tenants with antiques and handwritten accounts plus furniture, paintings, and personal effects. Visitors can tour the house with the help of a knowledgeable guide; tours are included in the cost of admission. Before you head to George Town, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly George Town online road trip planner, to make sure you see all that George Town has to offer, including Colonial Penang Museum.
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  • Most items r in top condition ,very beautiful pair his / hers nyonya tables, mirror top & seats..pair huanghuali cabinets; feel the exquisitely smoothness of them ..highly sought after by... 
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  • Went there but it was not opened. Saw the sign said that it was temporary replaced. Call the contact number on the sign, however, it was unreachable. 😑 Disappointed...
  • Amazed by the luxurious lifestyle of the rich during the colonial days and the wonderful crafts preserved. I am also drawn to the design of the study table centuries ago.. How creative the carpenters were.

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