Weird and Wacky Museums to Visit in Penang

Weird and Wacky Museums to Visit in Penang

Prepare your cameras for some crazy photo-ops at these weird and wacky museums in Penang.

Penang is a beautiful state located in peninsular Malaysia. It has a rich cultural background, a number of sites that are UNESCO reserved and is a one-stop food destination for travellers. Your love for Penang is bound to grow manifold each time you visit the diverse land, as it has a plethora of options to choose from and a line-up of things to do.

Also read: 20 Fun Things to Do in Penang On Your First Trip

Today, we talk about the fun, crazy and wacky museums of Penang that are anything but boring or historical. While kids would love their museum tour, there is no doubt that adults would enjoy it too. Presenting three of the most interactive, engaging museums of Penang…

Ghost Museum

Ghost MuseumYou’re in for a scare…

If you thought the movie The Ring was scary, imagine a face to face encounter with its characters, both on and off the television. Now imagine crossing a passage of scorpions and roaches and watching hands hanging from the bathroom. Well, this is just a glimpse of the haunt that is waiting to taunt you!

weird museums penangEeky, yet interesting 😉

The eerie museum is a ten-minute walk from Komtar Tower. Gear up for the horror walk and get ready to be ambushed by ghosts, mummies and more. The experience is bound to last a lifetime. Click pictures with the monsters and head into a room full of witches, or should we say witchcraft? What’s more – you get a chance to dine with a family of vampires, click pictures at many themed corners and have fun exploring the pathways that lead you to the ghastly side.

Tip: Take a guide along, who will help you click and pose, while explaining all the ghostly secrets you have ever wanted to know.

Dare to help them?!

Address: Ghost Museum, 57, Lebuh Melayu, 10010 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Timings: Monday-Sunday: 8am–7pm


  • Locals: RM18 for adults and RM8 for children and senior citizens
  • Foreigners: RM36 for adults and RM16 for children
  • Students get a special discount. Make sure you show your ID to avail the rates.
  • Children below 7 years can walk in free

Upside Down Museum

Upside Down MuseumNo, the picture hasn’t been uploaded upside down 🙂

If you want to monkey around (quite literally) and have a crazy time, you cannot miss the Upside Down Museum. Situated at Georgetown, this museum invites all those who love clicking bizarre pictures. The arrangement is topsy turvy, which means the floor is empty to walk around and all the rooms have their furniture on the roof.

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weird museums penangMy life is topsy turvy!

Click and have fun as you falsify the image of you being upside down, thus the name. The staff is very friendly and guides you around the museum while assisting you to strike the right poses. Don’t forget to check out every room and corner, click against the flight of steps and head upstairs to an inclining floor which gives you a different dimension to walking.

Tip: Go home and edit your pictures a little. Make sure you post them upside down.

Oops! I’ve got flush water above me…

Address: Upside Down Museum, 45, Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Timings: Monday-Friday: 9am – 5:30pm; Saturday-Sunday: 9am – 6pm


  • Locals: RM16 for adults and RM8 for children and senior citizens
  • Foreigners: RM27 for adults and RM16 for children
  • Students get a special discount. Make sure you show your ID to avail the rates.
  • Children below 5 years can walk in free

Owl Museum

Owl MuseumIt’s all about Hogwarts!

If you are in love with owls, you will love the museum. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will adore the museum. Situated at Penang Hill, just below the café or food court, this is one museum you must not miss if you are looking for some light-hearted fun. Don’t expect oodles of literature on owls, rather a fun time amidst stone owls, sculpted owls, soft toys with owl eyes and more.

weird museums penangOwls of different structures, materials and sizes

Read a little about owls, but before that, enrobe yourselves with Harry Potter’s robe and muffler as you enter the mystical world of these birds. Crazy and fun in its own way, the museum gives you ample ways of understanding owls, admiring the different materials they are made of and the beautiful display across the museum. The tour won’t take too long and ends up in a souvenir shop where you can be sure to pick up at least a goody or two.

Tip: To dress up in Harry Potter’s robe, ask for it at the reception itself.

How about an owl souvenir?

Address: Owl Museum, Level B3, Astaka Bukit Bendera, Jalan TUnku Yahya Petra, Bukit Bendera, 10000 Penang Hill, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Timings: Saturday-Sunday: 9am – 9pm
Tickets: The tickets start from RM12 plus for adults and are free for children. Please check the current rates at the entrance.

Also read: Asia’s Weirdest Museums that Are Totally Worth a Visit

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Aditi Shukla
Aditi Shukla

Aditi Shukla is a blogger, content writer and editor, and an avid traveller, foodie and music fanatic. She believes travel helps to communicate with the world, broaden your horizon and simply have fun! Her motto is to travel and eat as much as she can around the globe and share her experiences to inspire others. She runs her blog Lyf&Spice to share her travel experiences, gourmet journeys and lifestyle tips.


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