Penang Islamic Museum
Muzium Islam Pulau Pinang
LocationGeorge Town, Penang, Malaysia
Coordinates5°24′56.4″N 100°20′09.4″E / 5.415667°N 100.335944°E / 5.415667; 100.335944Coordinates: 5°24′56.4″N 100°20′09.4″E / 5.415667°N 100.335944°E / 5.415667; 100.335944
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The Penang Islamic Museum (Malay: Muzium Islam Pulau Pinang) is a museum about Islam in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

History

The museum is housed in a restored villa originally built in 1860 that was once the residence of a powerful Acehnese pepper merchant. Later it was used as a recycling depot for Penang's Indian Chettiar community. Restoration work was carried out in 1996 and it was awarded the Best Project award in 1999.[1]

Architecture

The museum building features mid 19th century Straits style.

Exhibitions

The museum exhibits the role and contributions of Malay leaders in the growth and spread of Islam in Penang and Malaysia. It also houses the details on key 19th and early 20th century public figures and their influence in Penang. Another collection is the 19th century furniture and a life-sized diorama of a dock scene, which depicts a maritime-oriented hajj.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Penang Islamic Museum". penang.ws. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Penang Islamic Museum". TimeOut. Retrieved 15 January 2021.