Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang

July 11th, 2009Culture, Travel5 Comments

If you are interested to learn more about Nyonya culture and have a glimpse of Nyonya or Peranakan heritage, you ought to visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion in Penang, Malaysia. (Peranakan culture or Nyonya-Baba culture can mostly be found in the British Straits Settlements: Penang and Melaka of Malaysia and Singapore.)

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is precisely a museum that offers a deeper look of the opulent lifestyle and the many customs and traditions of Penang’s Baba and Nyonya back in the old days. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, it is an eye-opening experience for those interested in the subject matter…

I personally found the kitchen of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion especially interesting. Many Nyonya cooking utensils, molds, pots and pans are on display. The kitchen tools reminded me of my late-grandmother’s personal collections.

Visiting Hours

Mondays – Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm
Daily conducted tour at 11.30 am and 3.30 pm sharp
Closed on Sundays and all public holidays. Kindly make prior arrangements for conducted tours and the viewing of the mansion


Adults (Ages 12 and above) : RM10.00
Children (below 12) : Free
School children (in uniform) : RM5.00

Complimentary conducted tours are only available with prior arrangements for a group of 5 persons and above. All rates are subject to change without notice. Discounts are available to school bookings and other large groups. Contact us for prior bookings and more information to enjoy these special rates.

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  1. I went to a museum similar to this in the Malay district in Singapore, look forward to checking this one. The Singapore museum was incredibly well run and the guided tour was so interesting – the docents were passionate about sharing their knowledge.

  2. I loved the pictures and the rich images from this Mansion, very beautiful


  3. Ann says:

    I’ve visited this museum I think 4 times. I took my Aussie friend there when he visited me in Penang 2 years ago.

    It’s a beautiful mansion, with the exhibits changing often so each visit can be different from the next. Main Peranakan exhibits remain however so you definitely don’t miss the essence of Peranakan culture :)

    Don’t miss it if you’re in Penang, and bring your camera! :)

  4. Sandy says:

    Coming out of the woodwork to congratulate you on your new site, Bee!Loved this mansion, a visual feast anywhere you look! I am captivated by the Peranakans, specifically the Nyonyas, and I love the things in their kitchen, especially their colourful Nyonya ware :) I’m glad that I now have an additional resource in your new website. All the best!

  5. Piggy says:

    hi everybody! I am finding information about peranakan culture,who can help me?


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