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Sun Yat Sen Museum

120 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 16-555 1910
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Interesting house museum

It was not listed on our itinerary for the day but we were passing by and stopped to check it out... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Superwoman888
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Not much to view.

It took me less 1hr to read and view the history of Sun Yat Sen. Not very big, just one level... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
teo_winston
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Singapore, Singapore
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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 Sen's early revolutionary period in Penang when he planned a historic uprising on the cusp of the Chinese Revolution of 1911.
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“chinese history” (21 reviews)
“dr sun” (12 reviews)
“modern china” (10 reviews)
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120 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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+60 16-555 1910
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

It was not listed on our itinerary for the day but we were passing by and stopped to check it out, and were so glad we did. The double storey house was spacious and serene, filled with photos, posters and exhibits sharing details of the...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

It took me less 1hr to read and view the history of Sun Yat Sen. Not very big, just one level. Would have expect if there is a level 2 viewing area of more historical and artifact of the time. For 5 MYR, it's a...More

Thank teo_winston
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had not planned to visit this museum, and did not even know that it existed, but we are really pleased that we came across it whilst walking around Penang. The curator was incredibly welcoming and enthusiastic, and the exhibits were detailed and interesting. We...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The museum is located in Jalan Armenian, a house which stayed by Dr. Sun once upon a time. Worth a visit for history lover

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Small museum, which will only take 10 minutes to walk around, only 5 Ringitt entrance fee. If you are interested n Chinese history, this fills in some gaps regarding the ascendancy of the modern Chinese state.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This little museum is tucked away. Almost missed it as there are no signs outside, just posters. Glad we were persistent. Lots of information here to read. We were even invited to have a cold or hot drink while we sat and enjoyed the beautiful...More

Thank DustyRose54
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I visited it with my parents, very well maintained museum and the lady guide provided very good information about mr sun yat sen and his revolution stories

Thank alphaque
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

It was so fun to be greeted by an interesting guy who is so passionate about history! Initially we felt a bit intimated by the man but his love and knowledge of history really enagaged us. If history is your thing, it’s really worth a...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We dropped by for a look in October. The owner was very friendly and informative and we could take as long as we wanted to look around.

1  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This museum certainly portraits the ancient Chinese way of living. A great place to visit, and of course, to manage and preserve culture is not easy. Do hope that the Local Council and State Government could give out more assistance.

Thank Nelson L
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sunyatsenmuseum, Assistant at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We'll continue to carry on the memory of Dr Sun in Penang, regardless of government assistance.

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LoulouVS
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.
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