08 Aug Plans to overthrow the Qing Dynasty was made here
On the Westernmost side of Armenian Street lay the Sun Yat-sen Museum, dedicated to the medical practitioner, Kwong Wah Yit Poh founder, Chinese revolutionary, first president, and founding father of the Republic of China. The museum, housed within an old Straits-style eclectic shop house, is where Dr. Sun fatefully made plans to overthrow the Qing Dynasty, setting the stage for the uprising of the China Revolution in 1911.
The museum prominently showcases galleries of vintage photographs, Chinese- and Nyonya-influenced antiques, and replicas of documents and plans used by Dr. Sun and his followers in secret. Friendly museum officials who are also well versed in their historical knowledge of Dr. Sun’s exploits during his tenure in Penang conduct tours of the museum, also offering refreshments such as Chinese tea and lemongrass drinks upon request.
It’s easy to see why this museum has cast such a spell on locals and tourist alike. For as the heritage and history of George Town influences the future generation within Penang, so to, can it sow the seeds of influence within those who visit, however important within history they may be.
Visit the Sun Yat Sen Museum to know more about his work and accomplishments as a visionary
120, Lebuh Armenian, George Town,
10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Closed on Monday
Tues – Sat : 9am – 5pm
Sun: 1pm – 5pm