Penang State Museum is the best place to learn more about Penang history and the culture of different races.
This historic building donated by the East India Company and to be used as an education centre. Penang Free School was established in 1816 and moved into this building in 1821. In 1928 the Hutching School occupied this building when Penang Free School moved to the new building in Green Lane.
This building converted into Penang State Museum in year 1964 and officially opened on 14th April 1965 by the first Governor of Penang, late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. And Hutchings School moved to more modern building adjoining the museum.
Penang State Museum building is recognized as a heritage building under the Heritage Act 2005. Two Story building is now divided to few sections, ground floor is historic, culture, costume, traditional games, decoration for different races. Here have The Malays Room, The Chinese Room, The Indian Room, The Sikh Room, Nyonya Costumes, Wedding Chamber etc. Second floor is for Penang old time lifestyle, photos and some old vehicle.
Old Penang Hill train also found in this museum.
Add: Penang State Museum, 10200 Farquhar Street,Penang.
Open 9am-5 pm ( Sat – Thu)
Closed : Friday and Public Holiday
Admission Fee: Adult RM1.00, Secondary school student RM0.50