The museum was created to celebrate the role and contribution of Malay leaders in the development and propagation of Islam in Penang. It also documents for posterity the history of the Malay settlement in Acheen Street and provides details on Malay personalities of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Penang Islamic Museum was built by Syed Mohammad Alatas, an Achenese by descent, who built his mansion along Armenian Street. The mansion, in mid-19th century Straits Eclectic style, was built in 1860, and stands today as one of the few bungalows with Islamic elements from that era.
Restoration work was carried out on it in 1996, with technical assistance coming from the France, and financed by the Federal and State governments as well as the Municipal Council. The restoration work was honored by Badan Warisan Malaysia with a Best Project award in 1999.
Source: Penang Travel Tips
Visiting Hours : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
(Closed on every Tuesday)
Adult : RM 3.00
Child : RM 1.00 (Below 12 years old)