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Penang War Museum

Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960, Malaysia
+60 16-421 3606
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A private museum complex, built by the British as a hill fort in the 1930's used by the Japanese as a POW camp and killing place.
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  • Average25%
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Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960, Malaysia
+60 16-421 3606
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is encouraging to see a private enterprise devoting so much energy to this valuable bit of Malaysian history and heritage. The route through the complex safely takes visitors to see fascinating parts of the complex. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Ronda2_2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought it was a museum with war relics on diaplay. I couldn't be more wrong. The 'museum' is actually a fortress built by the British in 1930s. It was captured by the Japanese during WW2 and used to hold prisoners of war. It was...More

Thank Goldiemaz
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Kudos to the founder aka the guy who came up with the idea to restore this abandoned piece of history into a museum for the post war generation. This is an awesome place to visit for history and military buffs. It is informative and educational....More

Thank Minato86
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Ok, so this museum may not have that much in the way of artefacts to look at, don't expect cases of items, guns, grenades, uniforms etc, it is just not that sort of museum. So, what it does have is atmosphere! I thought I would...More

Thank LNT66
Reviewed 3 August 2017

First we were "kind of greeted" by a rude Chinese lady who owns the junk yard they call war museum. It is just a collection of fake replicas that they show and charge a hefty entrance fee of 49 Ringits even for 12 year old...More

1  Thank 387georgew
Reviewed 28 July 2017

While there were not many actual military artefacts and much on display was recreated with modern products, the original buildings are there in excellent condition. There is a lot of very worthwhile information and it is most entertaining. Remember too that this museum is privately...More

Thank GavinWA
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The people at reception explained that it's not like a museum in the west, that most of the original items had been looted, so we would see replicas and get the general ambience of the place. Bearing this in mind, it was really interesting, we...More

Thank julieh0rsfall
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I just went yesterday and damm it feels painful for me to watch the harrowing images. I really want to thank my lucky stars for not needing to go through the same pain and suffering myself unlike our great grand parents generation as 80s baby...More

Thank Sze Wei E
Reviewed 28 June 2017

First of all, as a Penangite n Malaysian, I am grateful to see a museum like this to enable us to understand what happen in Penang during WW2. Although bit of a driving, things exhibit are not bad, worth a visit. But again as a...More

Thank hunswee
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The war museum is quite a drive, but you see quite a bit along the way. It is situated basically at the back of the airport. We had a private driver for 5 hours & this was one of the places we wanted to visit,...More

Thank Jan M
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I’m not sure leh
19 March 2015|
Response from wessy | Reviewed this property |
As I remember around 35 ringits