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Penang, Malaysia » Entertainment » Exhibitions

Art Galleries and Museums

Penang Islamic Museum
Located in the Syed Al-Attas Mansion, Penang Islamic Museum hosts some of the rare Islamic information and relics. The museum exhibits a few of the mosque fittings that are over hundred years old, a 17th century ceramic tile, clay drinking vessels (labu), grinding stones (batu giling) and Arabic calligraphy. Penang Islamic Museum is closed only on Tuesdays.
Address: 128, Armenian Street, Penang, MY.
Tel. No: +60 4 262 0172
Fax: +60 4 264 4692
State Art Gallery
Located inside the Dewan Sri Pinang, the State Art Gallery showcases two exhibitions. An exhibition of different modern collected works is on the ground floor and on the third floor there is a permanent collection of the art of Malaysian artists. State Art Gallery is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday. The Gallery is closed on Sunday.
Tel. No: +60 4 261 3144
Penang Museum and Art Gallery
Situated in Lebuh Farquhar, the Penang Museum and Art Gallery is quite popular among the tourists. Built in 1821, the Museum was previously the Penang Free School. It exhibits paintings of early Penang, historical relics, maps, old photographs, charts etc. Penang Museum and Art Gallery is open from 9am to 5pm from Saturday to Thursday. The Gallery is closed on Friday.
Tel. No: +60 4 263 1942
War Museum
War Museum is a big military fortress built in 1930 by the British. It was constructed to protect the island from the southern attackers. The Museum is situated in Batu Maung, at the southeastern tip of the island and is open everyday from 9am to 7pm.
Address: Lot 1350 Mukim 12, Merah Barat Daya, Batu Maung, Penang, MY 11960
Tel. No: +60 4 391 0067
Fax: +60 4 644 8015
Toy Museum
Situated on the opposite of Copthrone Orchid Hotel, Toy Museum is a famous tourist attraction. Covering around 650 sq m of the land, the museum showcases toys, doll houses furnished with wardrobes, make-up parlors and accessories, models and other collections. Apart from this, the museum also has a vast collection of comics, novels, cartoons and computer games. Toy Museum is open everyday from 9am to 9pm.
Address: Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Penang, MY 11200
Tel. No: +60 12 460 2096
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Museum
Address: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum Foundation Research Centre, 26 Lorong Susu, Penang, MY 10400
Tel. No: +60 4 229 6188
Fax: +60 4 229 6188
P. Ramlee's Birthplace & Gallery
Address: No. 4A Jalan P Ramlee, George Town, 10460
Tel. No: +60 4 262 0202
Fax: +60 4 263 102