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Penang House of Music Tours

Penang House of Music
Part archive and part exhibition space, the Penang House of Music focuses on the diverse musical heritage of this historically and culturally rich city. Visitors to the museum, opened in 2017, can play radio announcer, view vintage films, and learn about puppet theater, Chinese opera, local dances, musical instruments, and Malaysian pop bands.

The Basics
The Penang House of Music tells the story of the city’s music scene over the years, with a particular focus on the formative years of the 1940s to the 1960s. The informative and entertaining attraction is also a historical archive, with a large collection of recordings, programs, magazines, and other memorabilia related to Penang’s music scene. Most travelers visit independently, as the Penang House of Music is a special-interest museum rather than a part of Penang’s main tourist trail. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Penang House of Music is a must for music lovers and those interested in Malysian pop culture.
  • The gift shop sells a range of music-related souvenirs, including CDs and books.
  • The museum’s exhibit area is wheelchair-accessible, but the restrooms are not.
How to Get There
Located on Jalan Penang in the George Town area, the Penang House of Music is on the fourth floor of the 65-story Komtar building, the tallest structure in the city. Penang is best navigated on foot or by bus, and Rapid Penang buses stop at the Komtar building’s ground-floor bus terminal.

When to Get There
The Penang House of Music is open every day from late morning until evening and is rarely crowded. As its opening hours are longer than some other attractions, it’s is an ideal destination for a family evening out. Look for periodic, free “night at the gallery” evenings, where local artists come to perform. 

Komtar Viewing Deck
In addition to the Penang House of Music, the Komtar building hosts a 58th-floor viewing deck that makes a great stop before or after visiting the museum. The views stretch across the city and to the straits, coin-operated telescopes allow viewers to zoom in on points of interest, and a shop sells souvenirs.
Address: KOMTAR, L4-02, Level 4, Penang 10000, Malaysia
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Skip the Line: Admission Ticket - General

Skip the Line: Admission Ticket - General

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From traditional Malaysian musical forms such as potehi puppets and bangsawan opera through to the arrival of western music in the 1940s, the story of music in Penang is fascinating. Discover it when you prebook tickets to Penang House of Music. After your guided tour is done, get hands-on with musical instruments, enjoy interactive features such as the Virtual Reality room, or simply listen to tunes.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$7.00
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Penang House of Music Admission Ticket

Penang House of Music Admission Ticket

- Discover Penang's rich and diverse cultural and musical traditions at Penang House of Music - Enhance and expand your musical understanding with amazing interactive displays and listening posts - Explore the history of Georgetown, Penang's capital city, prior to its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Drop by the Resource Center, a focal point for musicians, students, and others interested in Penang’s history - Stop by the multi-purpose Black Box, where you can hear live music and watch exciting exhibitions
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  • 2 hours
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$9.38
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Penang Experience Pass (Special Deal)

Penang Experience Pass (Special Deal)

Visit more than 20 attractions in Penang with the convenience of one all-inclusive pass that facilitates your sightseeing in Malaysia. Your pass is valid for the hop-on hop-off bus, which allows you to conduct a self-guided tour of the city. You also get admission to a variety of places such as the Penang War Museum, The TOP Penang, and The Habitat Penang Hill.
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  • 1 to 3 days
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$49.80
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Penang House of Music Admission Ticket

Penang House of Music Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in Penang's rich and diverse cultural and musical traditions with a visit to Penang House of Music. Often described as a melting pot of cultures, this gallery showcases the huge diversity of the communities present within the area. Listen to a variety of music such as Chinese opera, different Indian musical forms, bangsawan, and boria, as you read about the story of Penang's music on the lovely murals on the walls. Stop by the Resource Centre and check out the massive collection inside, with fascinating books, cool videos, awesome souvenirs, and more. Don't forget to visit the multi-purpose Black Box, a space where a variety of exciting events are held, including live music, temporary exhibitions, and creative workshops.
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  • 1 day
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$6.90
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Penang House of Music tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Penang House of Music can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Penang House of Music tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Penang House of Music 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Penang House of Music costs USD 7.00. Guided Penang House of Music tours start around USD 7.00 per person. See all 2 Penang House of Music tickets and tours on Viator.
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