Best value for 1 ringgit!I very nearly passed on this one but so glad I didn’t. It shows the cultural diversity & history of Penang in fascinating room displays with clear explanations, not great long essays!There are few objects but they are beautifully displayed and it wouldn’t take long to rush round if you are on a tight schedule. That would be a shame, as the building (former King Edward VII Hospital) is worth enjoying for the cool breezes filtering through.There was a temporary Art Exhibition when I was there with some fascinating works. Oh, and the best bit? The beautiful free fans available next to the visitors book.
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The Penang Art Gallery has two floors. The area is small and the tickets are super cheap. It should be just a symbolic charge. The interior is decorated in a nonya style. The air-conditioning is super-sufficient. It is worthwhile to come in and enjoy the air-conditioning without visiting. .
Penang Art Museum will be closed in November 2017. The temporary museum is located at 57 Macalister Road. It is a hospital building. Unless you are interested in the history of this building, there are currently no exhibits. display. The previous museum introduced many people who came to Penang to live, such as Chinese, Indians, British and many others, and of course Malays.
This building, built in 1821, used to be a school and officially became the Penang Art Gallery in 1964. It displays local and international art works including Japanese and Thai artists. It also introduces Malaysian art and handmade art.
The Penang Art Museum is very good. It explains the entire history of Penang in both Chinese and English. You can understand the cultural atmosphere of Penang and take pictures happily on the final 3D wall. It is recommended.