Penang Colonial Museum was established in 2014 aiming to restore the less featured story of the ‘Colonial life lived by local Malaysian Chinese who migrated from China and their next generations’ This story is less featured in medias and it only happened in Penang mainly because
1. Malacca has got less European going in and they never get Westernize as much as Penangites
2. As they were very wealthy and a lot of them have migrated overseas.
The Museum was a Colonial House owned by a wealthy local Chinese allowing people from this era to experience the lifestyle of some wealthy local Malaysian Chinese who are not the Baba and Nyonya and live a Colonial life during the Colonial Days.
The owner of the Museum was an avid antique collector who have a special eye for antique. Every piece of antique are around 160 years and more. All of them are originally from houses of local Penangites between year 1800 - 1900. It took a few generations to collect all the artefacts from piece to piece, from Royal cabinet members who live in Penang to the rich Chinese families in Penang to what we see today.