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Sun Yat Sen Museum

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“dr sun”(14 reviews)
A historic gem in the heart of the George Town world heritage site. The Sun Yat Sen Museum is a beautifully-preserved house museum in the multicultural George Town world heritage site. This historical house has a permanent exhibition on Sun Yat...more
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120 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 16-555 1910
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

I must admit, I didn't know who Sun Yat Sen was before walking into this special museum. I had know idea he was a leader of the Chinese Revolution or that he lived in Malaysia. After visiting this Museum, I understood so much more of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank frankiebeer
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

I thought this place would be free for visitors but it charges 5 Malaysian dollars. It’s a place to see the life of a Chinese historical character.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason526
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

5MR each, takes about 45mins. Secure location, doors are locked to allow visitors to leave their belongings. Friendly and welcoming proprietor speaks excellent English and Mandarin. Toilets available at the rear. Information in English and Mandarin. Places to sit. It’s a museum in three parts;...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ACEY1
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Looking back in time in a real house that has become a museum was fascinating. The guide was very good at explaining what we were looking at and how it related to the family and their heritage

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MCBrook
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Located in the heart of George Town's UNESCO designated World Heritage Area, this Museum is of substantial historical importance! It was i this very historic house that Sun Yat Sen (SYS) drew up detailed plans which resulted in China [with the help of "overseas Chinese"...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Of the many tributes and reminders of SYS, this is the best, with info on the name, and his fate and how we changed a nation

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank iamhappysheep
Reviewed 16 September 2018

RM5 per entry. Reasonably priced. A MUST for history lovers, especially if you're Chinese. It's a very important part of the modern Chinese history. Could've provided more interactive activities in the museum. Do not visit if you think history is boring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kikihahax
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Worth a visit for those interested in history - takes about 30 minutes to see/read it all. The owner/host is very nice and articulates himself very well, if you have a chance to bump into him.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Even if history isn't your thing, come visit this museum. This house was the place that stayed in while he was in Penang. The floor tiles are original, the place has been refurbished to make it more presentable but the essence of the past is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Addy_L_22
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a great informative place for people that love history and also want to learn more when they are traveling! Highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GiannaT187
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29 February 2016|
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Response from penangarmenian | Property representative |
Dear Loulou, the Sun Yat Sen Museum does accept long stay guests when there is a room available. You could find their email from the website and write to them directly.