Gallery And Art Museum
Dewan Sri Pinang,
Telephone: 6 04 – 261 3144
Fax: 6 04 – 261 4544
Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 to 17.00 hrs. Closed Fri. 12.15 to 14.45 hrs. Sun. and public holidays.
Natural history and ethnographical objects with some paintings by local and international
artists. Rich in Straits Born Chinese heritage.Penang Museum and Art Gallery is a beautiful
landmark which is the home of old photographs,
maps, charts and historical relics. The Penang Museum and Art Gallery is acknowledged as the
homage to the inhabitants of Penang Island and it reflects the cultural composition of the
state and emphasizes on unity in diversity.
Guided tour (on request), audi visuals.
Features of Penang Museum and Art Gallery:
Penang Museum and Art Gallery depicts the inherent grace and cultural heritage of each community
of Malaysia are reveals the national treasures, cultural and religious performances of the
Penang Museum and Art Gallery was established in 1821 and the gallery was added to the museum
in the year 1865. Penang Museum and Art Gallery was severely annihilated during the Second
World War and under the patronage of Mr. Bingham, the concept of a new museum gradually
materialized. Penang Museum and Art Gallery went through a recent renovation and presently
the museum has many national as well as state treasures to its credit. The noted exhibits of
Penang Museum and Art Gallery comprises of extensive collections of Baba Nyonya porcelain,
furniture, jewellery and costumes that are unrivaled in their artistic beauty and historical
value and the precious collection of eight original oil paintings accomplished by Captain
Robert Smith .
Facilities in the Museum: SHOP LIBRARY MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK
Admision : Free
Situated close to the Fort Cornwallis.