Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

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A stroll down the sidewalk of Farquhar Street in Georgetown will lead you to the historical pre-war building of Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, a must visit site when in Penang. This imposing landmark of Penang is part of the architectural heritage of the city; its bold and magnificent structure gives character to the modern day Georgetown area.

The State Museum and Art Gallery has a wide range of artefacts, historical paintings, modern and contemporary art. This comprehensive collection provides visitors with much insight into the multiethnic culture and lives of the inhabitants in Penang. Although the collection is originally based on the history of Penang and local works of art, the latest additions to the museum and art gallery have expanded its scope and given it a broader definition.

At the Penang Museum courtyard, you can get a glimpse of the remnants of the funicular railway carriage of Penang Hills and a hoarding of Captain Francis Light; the founder of the British colony of Penang. The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery is one of the most exciting places to visit in Penang. This attractive landmark in Georgetown is a perfect place to spend a peaceful evening surrounded by historical monuments and enthralling art and crafts.