Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

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Penang State Museum

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery (Malay: Muzium dan Galeri Seni Negeri Pulau Pinang) is a museum and art gallery in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.


The museum building used to house the Penang Free School in 1821-1927. After Penang Free School moved to a new building in Green Lane, the Hutchings School took over the building in January 1928 and used it until 1960. The museum was opened by Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang Raja Uda Raja Muhammad on 14 April 1965.[1] The building was declared a heritage building under the 2005 Heritage Act.[2]

The museum has been slated for renovation works that will begin in April 2017.[3] It is estimated that the RM20million restoration project will take two years; during which the museum's artifacts are to be temporarily moved to the museum's branch at Macalister Road, George Town.

Operating hours[edit]

Opens daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm Closed on Friday

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sejarah Muzium Pulau Pinang - Laman Web Rasmi Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang".
  2. ^ "Bangunan - Laman Web Rasmi Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang".
  3. ^ "Centuries-old Penang museum to get RM20m restoration". 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-25.

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