A recreated home of a Peranakan or “Baba & Nyonya” - descendants of Chinese immigrants who settled down in the Malay Archipelago, the Peranakan Mansion offers a glimpse into the life of a rich Peranakan family.
Built in the 19th century, the Peranakan Mansion is a museum that showcases the typical home of a rich Baba with ornamented architecture and displays of beautiful antique collections. This museum has also been featured in one of the episodes of “The Amazing Race.”
The mansion is located at Church Street, Georgetown, in the east side of Penang Island.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open from 09:30 to 17:00, Monday to Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The entrance fee to the Peranakan Mansion is RM 20 (USD 4.86) for adults, RM 10 (USD 2.43) for children below 12 years old and free for anyone younger than 6 years of age. Free guided tours are available at 11:30 and 15:30.
How to Get There
The museum is easily accessible by road. As long as you are on Penang Island, you can get there by bus, on foot, taxi, or Uber.
This attraction is ideal for people who are interested in the Peranakan history and culture, and is suitable for travelers of all ages and types.
Time to Spend
Spend 2 hours viewing the magnificent displays and exhibits of the museum.
Food is not sold within the museum but you can easily fill your stomach in any of the local cafes and hawker stalls on the streets of Georgetown.
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There are a few budget hotels nearby, but you can also opt to stay in mid-range or luxury hotels located a bit far from the attraction, as it is accessible from any point in Penang Island.
Good to Know
Although you can explore the museum independently, it is highly recommended to take the free guided tours because it could be challenging to interpret everything on your own.