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Learn about the melting pot of cultural influences that have shaped the island's musical heritage at Penang House of Music. The highly interactive displays allow you to fully immerse yourself in the world of sounds. Browse through a growing vinyl collection, newspaper clippings, audio and video interviews at the resource center. Check out the recreated old radio booth, catch an old movie at the vintage cinema room, or grab an instrument and take part in the afternoon jam session at the concert venue. See Penang House of Music and all George Town has to offer by arranging your trip with our George Town trip itinerary planning app.
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Penang House of Music reviews
A fantastic and little-known highlight of Penang. Hidden away on the upper level of Komtar mall. We had a free tour guide who was expert and passionate. Great thing to do in the heat of the day...
A fantastic and little-known highlight of Penang. Hidden away on the upper level of Komtar mall. We had a free tour guide who was expert and passionate. Great thing to do in the heat of the day... more »
Visited with my husband and daughter. We learned so much about music, history and culture from the team. We got to try different instruments, appreciate different sounds and experience music in many..... more
Visited with my husband and daughter. We learned so much about music, history and culture from the team. We got to try different instruments, appreciate different sounds and experience music in many..... more »
So much care has been taken in crafting this museum and the experience. they have something for everyone - there's hands on playing of instruments, VR experiences, sound pods, a library, a radio...
So much care has been taken in crafting this museum and the experience. they have something for everyone - there's hands on playing of instruments, VR experiences, sound pods, a library, a radio... more »
This museum has everything perfectly maintained, and Elaine is cool and passionate. They should start a YouTube channel. A museum of the highest standard, everything works, displays are high quality and the curator knows the content. Has a radio studio inside and high tech everything. Lovers of music and history of technology for music will love this place.
This is such a wonderful museum, a real labour of love. It basically tells the history of Penang through its music. It's interactive, informative, entertaining and has just so many layers of historical and cultural significance. We had the pleasure of being taken on a superb guided tour by Kevin Theseira and got to meet the awesome founder Paul Augustin, too. It's all painstakingly and rigorously researched and presented very engagingly. And the entire collection will give you an inspiring view of the sexy, super-diverse and organically multicultural history of Malaysia that is often obscured by the news headlines about the country's current political landscape. Be sure to check out the shop as well!
Fantastic tour of the Penang house of music provided by Elaine! Really had lots of fun playing the instruments and learning about the rich history of Penang and Malayan music. Must visit if you are in Penang.
Location: If you see my 4th photo, you can go inside. The museum is located in 4th floor. Fee: 30ringgit. Guide: Guide will explan to you about 45 minutes. and then you can look around for yourself. She is very kind and knowledgable. Everything is good. Air-conditioner makes you cool.
We had the best time at the Penang House of Music! Such an immersive experience, enhanced by the guided tour (Elaine, Kelvin, Paul were all so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate). A great place to spend a couple of hours filled with music, experiencing a time long gone. A must visit if you’re ever in Penang!
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