Established in honor of the founder of the modern Chinese nation, Sun Yat Sen Museum occupies the very building where the famed revolutionary hatched many of his plans to bring down the Qing Dynasty. Explore the long thin townhouse, featuring a crooked timber staircase, intimate courtyard, and intricately patterned tiles. The house is furnished with period furniture, ornaments, and utensils. Take a guided tour for a background story about the house and its former owner's historical significance. This museum is also the start of a heritage trail, linking more than a dozen other sites related to the revolutionary's life. Plan your Sun Yat Sen Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in George Town using our George Town trip planner.
Sun Yat Sen Museum Reviews
This a fascinating and beautiful house. It is worth visiting for that reason alone, even if you have little interest in Sun Yat Sen - though the historical detail on his time in Penang was also... more »
This building is the house used by the Chinese revolutionary, Sun Yat Sen, when he lived in Penang. The house museum tells the life and times of Sun Yat Sen when he lived in Penang and formed his... more »
The guide was passionate and knowledgeable but the museum really just didn't have much to see. I was out in 15 minutes. The entry fee is RM5 so I guess it wasn't too expensive at least.
A really interesting, historical Museum. Located in the heart of George Town's UNESCO designated World Heritage Area, this Museum is of substantial historical importance! It was i this very historic house that Sun Yat Sen (SYS) drew up detailed plans which resulted in China [with the help of "overseas Chinese" overcoming the "Qing Dynasty"... and becoming a Republic 106 years ago!! The location enhances the ambience of the Museum and the owner is a "treasure trove" of very interested anecdotes and information! The building as a great example of a "businessman's home" of "the Period", and is 130 feet long. It is also the beginning of the "SYS trail" consisting of about 12 buildings--- all linked to "his Mission"! I hope that this Review has been helpful.
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