The museum is small, only one floor, but the introduction to Penang’s history and humanities is not compromised. After introducing the original scale of Penang, the three major ethnic groups, Malays, Chinese, and Indians, will be introduced in the exhibition area. Detailed introduction.
Penang Museum/Penang State Museum (Malay: Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang; English: Penang State Museum), built in 1821, was once a school, full of Nanyang style. This building, which was almost destroyed in the flames of World War II, houses a large collection of Penang historical relics, including Penang Hill’s first-generation cable car and Japanese military documents.
After coming out of the church, I walked about 200 meters and accidentally ran into the Penang Museum and Art Gallery. I temporarily put aside my heart of looking for the city hall. Let's go first. The ticket is 1 ringgit. A total of two floors, the typical little Nyonya style, from furniture to crafts, basically you can touch.
The museum is relatively small, but the fare is not expensive at only RM 1. You can look at the Nyonya decoration style and air-conditioning. There are several cute cats living in the museum, chasing people to touch them. Great value sightseeing at 1 MYR. Like museums in Southeast Asia, some ancient traditional objects are used to interpret customs and history.
The Penang Museum was built in 1821 and used to be a school. A statue of Wright was erected in front of the museum. The statue was swept away by the Japanese during World War II, and returned here after the war, but the sword on the statue never returned. This small museum has a complete collection of old photos, maps, charts, furniture, clothing, memorial items of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, and other ancient cultural relics with deep Penang historical value. Outside the museum, there is also one of Penang's earliest rail cars for tourists to watch.
Well worth a visitThis museum is very interesting if you want to trace the development of Penang as it has changed hands over the centuries especially an insight into the British Colonial influence. Fort Cornwallis was named after The Prince of Wales who is also the Duke of Cornwall. I had not previously been aware of the history of Penang so this visit was well worthwhile.
The museum tells about the history of Penang, all kinds of immigrants, customs, and traditions. Unfortunately, my English is not good and I am too tired to read it~~~ Let's guess by yourself. It is worth going. You can learn about the local history and culture. Ticket entry is not expensive.