Penang Museum and Art Gallery

A walk into the compound of the Penang State Museum, will be greeted by a regal bronze statue of Captain Francis Light, the founder of the Penang Straits Settlement.

The State Museum, located along Jalan Farquhar in George Town is reputed to be one of the best state museums in the country. Divided into galleries dedicated to Penang's historical communities, and history, the museum houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, historical documents, Chinese furniture, embroidery, costumes and other historical relics.

On the first floor where the Art Gallery is located, works of local artists and paintings of old Penang are on display. From time to time, special exhibitions are held here.

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