8 Must Visit Museums @ Penang

Penang is the best place ever for you to travel around with family and friends. Why? Because of beautiful natural surroundings and attractions such as historical landmarks, mural art, temples and beach. Besides these attractions, Penang museums are now also a highlight for tourists to visit! Penang has many unique and special museums that you must go. Here are 8 must visit Penang Museums.

Wonderfood Museum Penang

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Creative Mona Lisa picture!
Penang Wonderfood Museum
A big bowl of delicious laksa! Might not taste as well though!
Penang Wonderfood Museum
Disaster or well-timed?
Penang Wonderfood Museum
The Art is in Food.

Wonderfood Museum is the first food Penang museum in Malaysia. It opened on 21st November 2015 and became known as the world’s first inter-food fantasy. In Wonderfood Museum Penang, you can see many local foods display such as a huge bowl size of nasi lemak, laksa, satay and so on. This museum is interesting because all the food displayed here are fake but look so real! While you can take photos with them, it is not advisable to eat them. It is an amazing place you will have to go.

Wonderfood Museum Penang has 3 sections- Info Zone, Wow Zone and Educational Zone. In Info Zone, there are over 100 types of street foods and traditional delicacies of the Malays, Chinese and Indians. Wow Zone is where Wonderfood Museum Penang displays their giant replica food like the laksa. For Educational Zone, the public learn how certain dining choices can bring negative impact on the environment.

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Go with a full stomach or suffer!

Address: 49, Lebuh Pantai, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Phone: +604-251 9095
Opening Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
Ticket Price: Malaysian- Adult RM15, Child RM10
Non-Malaysian- Adult RM25, Child RM15
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wonderfoodmuseum

Ghost Museum Penang

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Ghost Museum is an attraction in Penang for those who love a scare as it features the horror and myth of ghosts. In this Ghost Museum, you can see many types of ghosts such as Chinese ghost, headless ghost, Sadako and more. Besides, Ghost Museum also prepares many type of clothing and head-wear for visitors to experience being a ghost. You can try to overcome your fear by visiting this unique and fun museum in town.

Penang Ghost Museum

Penang Ghost Museum
Otak-otak for lunch?
Penang Ghost Museum
Be a Chinese zombie with no lasting effects!

Penang Ghost Museum

Address: 57, Lebuh Melayu, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Phone: +6012-435 0968
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 10am-9pm
Ticket Price: Malaysian- Adult RM18, Child RM8
Non-Malaysian- Adult RM36, Child RM16
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghostmuseumpenang57

Upside Down Museum

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Upside Down Museum is an interactive museum located at Kimberly Street in Penang. This museum offers a unique experience where only everything is upside down! Visitors can have an enjoyable time turning their ordered life into a beautiful mess. In every room, there are new experiences like an upside down living room, bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. The friendly staff will be available to teach you the way to pose and help capture funny pictures!

Upside Down Museum in Penang
Even Spidey joins in the fun!
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Turning your life upside down. It’s fun!

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Address: 45, Lebuh Kimberly, Georgetown, 10100 Penang.
Phone: +604-264 2660
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8.45am-4.30pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 8.45am-7.30pm
Ticket Price: Malaysian- Adult RM16, Child RM8
Non-Malaysian- Adult RM27, Child RM16
Students- RM11
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/upsidedownmuseum/

Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

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3D Trick Art is a technique that transforms 2-dimensional painting into 3-dimensional images. With the 2D paintings on the walls, floors and ceiling appear to pop up on the surface and come to life. Penang 3D Trick Art Museum has about 40 pieces of artworks including optical illusion paintings and sculptures that are produced locally. These are what make this museum unique. 3D Trick Art Museum is an interactive museum with a concept that stimulates your creativity and imagination. There are two themes in the museum’s exhibits, namely All about Penang Life and Modern Classic. These themes portray the daily life of Penangites and bring the stories that are present in the heritage to life.

8 Must Visit Penang Museum
Perspectives, aren’t they fun?

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8 Must Visit Penang museum

Penang Museum, Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

8 Must Visit Penang Museums

8 Must Visit Museum

Address: 10, Lebuh Penang, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Phone: +604-623 1628
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 9am-8pm
Ticket Price: Malaysian- Adult RM15, Child RM10
Non-Malaysian RM25
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penangtrickart/

The Camera Museum

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The Camera Museum in Penang is the first camera museum in South East Asia which showcases the history and evolution of cameras in a nostalgic atmosphere. In this Camera Museum you can see a big collection of old cameras by well-known brands like Canon, Leica, Olympus, Nikon and others. You will be surprised how small cameras today are compared to the past! Visitors also have opportunity to be in the dark room to learn how a film is transformed into pictures.

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8 Must Visit Museum in Penang
The Machine Gun Camera. Who knew this existed?
8 Must Visit Museum in Penang
Do you know what this does? Find out in the museum!

8 Must Visit Museum in Penang

Address: 49, Lebuh Muntri, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Phone: +604-261 3649
Opening Hours: Daily 9.30am-6.30pm
Ticket Price: Adult RM20, Child RM10
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PenangCameraMuseum/

Penang War Museum

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Penang War Museum was a fort built by British in 1930s. Located in Batu Maung, this Penang museum was opened to public in 2002 and was the largest war museum in South East Asia. The Penang War Museum was restored as a memorial back from its dark days. In this museum, there are many war artifacts. Besides weapons like cannons, you can also go to underground military tunnels and ammunition bunkers which are located nine metres underground.

Some of these tunnels lead all the way to the sea as they once served as access routes to submarines. Navigating through these passageways sometimes forces one to walk or even crawl through very narrow, confined spaces.

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8 Must Visit Museum in Penang

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Address: Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Batu Maung, Penang.
Phone: +604-626 5142
Opening Hours: 9am-7pm
Ticket Price: Malaysian- Adult RM20, Child RM10
Non-Malaysian- Adult RM35, Child RM17
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PenangWarMuseum/

Toy Museum Heritage Garden (Formerly known as Penang Toy Museum)

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Toy Museum Heritage Garden is the world’s largest toy museum because it has more than 110,000 toys, dolls, and other collectible items. Walking through the front doors is like stepping back into childhood. With so many different types of toys, you will meet some old friends such as Superman, Doraemon, Power Ranger and more. It is a nostalgic and entertaining place to visit for both adults and kids.

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Toy Museum Heritage Garden
They SMASHED the record as the largest toy museum in the world!

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Address: Toy Museum Heritage Garden, 1370, MK2, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang.
Phone: +6012-460 2096
Opening Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
Ticket Price: Adult – RM26, Child – RM19

IBox Glass Museum Penang

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IBox Glass Museum embraces the beauty of art and beautiful sculptures on glass sheets. Various artwork with colorful glass paintings can be seen, making it the only Penang museum that features the art of glass. In addition, there are also decoration items and souvenirs such as glass wall clock, clock in a glass bottle, and keychain made entirely by glass. If you are interested in producing your own painting on the glass, you can paint creatively and then take home a work of art as a memento. Read more here.

8 Must Visit Museum in Penang
Make your own glass story!

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8 Must Visit Museum in Penang

Address: 6, Jalan Burma, 10050 Georgetown, Penang.
Phone: +604-251 9880
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9.30am-6.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 9.30am-5.00pm
Ticket Price: Adult – RM15, Child – RM7. Non-MyKad holders: Adult – RM20, Child – RM10
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IboxMusuemOfGlass/