Penang War Museum
Penang War Museum
Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum Tours and Tickets

Built by the British as a fortress in the 1930s, before then being used by the Japanese as a POW camp, the Penang War Museum is now open to the general public, serving as a memorial to its darker days.

The museum is strategically located on the hills above the fishing village of Batu Maung, on the road to Teluk Kumbar on Penang’s southern coast. Sprawled across some 20 acres of land, it’s billed as being the largest war museum in Southeast Asia. The fort was originally constructed in a bid to protect the island from foreign invasion, and today a walk around the site invokes a sense of what once was.

Visitors can take a sombre walk among various displays and historical items, and even venture into the old underground tunnels and ammunition bunkers, which are located nine meters underground. It’s also possible to explore the barracks, cookhouses, and gun emplacements, with plenty of signposts to guide the way.

A trip to the Penang War Museum can be combined with visiting Penang Island’s other major highlights, including the Snake Temple and Penang Bridge.

  • 9am-6pm
  • Lot 1350 Mukim 12, Batu Maung, Penang, Malaysia, 11960

Tours and Tickets to Experience Penang War Museum

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USD 500+

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Penang Pearl of the Orient in 5D4N

Penang Pearl of the Orient in 5D4N

With so many historic and natural attractions to explore, many visitors to Penang find that multiple days are needed to see all of the island’s sights. This five-day tour takes travelers all over the island with an expert guide. Accommodation and transport are all sorted, making this is the perfect tour for anyone seeking an extensive overview of Penang without the hassle.
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  • 5 days
USD 730.80
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Penang War Museum hours of operation?
Penang War Museum hours of operation: 9am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.