• Opening Hour

    Monday to Saturday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Closed on Sundays and all public holidays
    Daily conducted tour: 11.30am and 3.30pm

  • Location

    29, Church Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia

  • Admission Fee

    Adults: Rm20,00

    Children(below 6): Free

  • Exploration Time

    20 – 30 minutes

Brief Introduction

Located in Church Street, Which is Georgetown area. The building that houses the Pinang Peranakan Mansion was originally the home of Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee, leader of the Penang and Perak Hai San groups in the Larut Wars from 1860 to 1884.

About Peranakan

The Peranakans, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas, was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. Adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British, the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences like cuisine and language are still evident in Penang today.


The mansion showcases the opulent lifestyle of the Peranakans and their many customs and traditions, displaying over a thousand pieces of antiques and collectibles of this unique community. The photos and panoramic views here are only a sample of what to expect when you visit the mansion. They don’t even come close to the visual feast provided by the beauty of old Peranakan culture, not to mention that every item in the mansion has an interesting story to tell.


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