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PENANG WAR MUSEUM

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RM11.04RM34.96

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3 hours
International | Adult
RM38 RM34.96
Malaysian - with MyKad | Adult
RM22 RM20.24
International | Child (5 - 12 years old)
RM20 RM18.40
Malaysian - with MyKad | Child (5 - 12 years old)
RM12 RM11.04
Total : RM0

What’s Included

  • Admission ticket to Penang War Museum

Important Info

  • Free entrance for children under five (5) years old
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm | 7 days a week, including school & public holidays
  • Last admission: 1 hour before closing time

PENANG WAR MUSEUM

Penang War Museum in Bukit Batu Maung was a fort built by the British in the 1930s and in 1941 it gained fame when it became the site where the battle for Penang against the invading Japanese army was lost and it is billed as Southeast Asia’s largest war museum.

Located in the South East corner of Penang Island, the Penang War Museum sits on 20 acres of hilltop land that was once the site of a British military fortress, built in the 1930’s to protect the island from a possible Japanese invasion by sea.

During the Japanese occupation of Penang Island, the Japanese used this fortress as an army base and prison, where the torture and interrogation of prisoners was conducted. After WWII, the fortress was abandoned and the jungle took over again. Some 30 years later the job of reclaiming the land started to take place and the War Museum was opened as both a memorial and educational centre.

Today, most of the buildings and underground tunnels built by the British Royal Engineers and a local labour force are still there for you to wander around, with a lot of old photographs and information signs about the artifacts and the way of life of the soldiers and prisoners that once lived here.

Location

Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang
9:00 am – 6:00 pm | 7 days a week, including school & public holidays
  • Admission ticket to Penang War Museum

Located in the South East corner of Penang Island, the Penang War Museum sits on 20 acres of hilltop land that was once the site of a British military fortress, built in the 1930’s to protect the island from a possible Japanese invasion by sea.

During the Japanese occupation of Penang Island, the Japanese used this fortress as an army base and prison, where the torture and interrogation of prisoners was conducted. After WWII, the fortress was abandoned and the jungle took over again. Some 30 years later the job of reclaiming the land started to take place and the War Museum was opened as both a memorial and educational centre.

Today, most of the buildings and underground tunnels built by the British Royal Engineers and a local labour force are still there for you to wander around, with a lot of old photographs and information signs about the artifacts and the way of life of the soldiers and prisoners that once lived here.

  • Free entrance for children under five (5) years old
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm | 7 days a week, including school & public holidays
  • Last admission: 1 hour before closing time
  • This ticket is refundable if it has not been redeemed
  • Tickets that has been redeemed at the counter will not be refunded
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee for all refunds
  • All tickets are valid for 6 months from date of purchase
  • You do not need to print the ticket, simply present the QR code via your phone
  • In order to redeem your ticket, please proceed to the attraction’s counters
  • MyKad or MyKid must be presented at the attraction for purchase of Malaysian – with MyKad type tickets
  • Identification card for age verification must be presented at the attraction for purchase of Children type tickets

2 reviews for PENANG WAR MUSEUM

  1. NURUL FAEZAH BT ABDULLAH

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Group of Friends
    spent 2 hours

    It was awesome! Challenging, full with history and creepy! There are many things to be discovered. Soo many info

  2. Norazlina mohd rashid

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Family with Children
    spent 1 hour

    overall experenced was vry good especially for a historical lover.