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Ben's Vintage Toy Museum Penang

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Address: No 55 Lebuh Acheh, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Vintage and rare collectibles

This is a private museum located in Acheen Street next to Kapitan Keling Mosque and Khoo Kongsi. These are vintage and rare collectibles of Ben and his father. The oldest... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a private museum located in Acheen Street next to Kapitan Keling Mosque and Khoo Kongsi. These are vintage and rare collectibles of Ben and his father. The oldest collection is the Victorian era tricycle horse made in the 1800's in England. The museum houses a vintage collection ranging from robots and rocket ships to boats, trains, antique aircrafts,... More 

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Perth Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The owner's father has made a really good collection of old toys. Many good memories for those old enough to have seen some of these in their youth. He also fought the developers to keep his building intact. His son carries the flame and is keen to talk to visitors about the history if his father's collection. Well worth a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

What a fun way to spend 20/30 mins, reminiscing about old toys and checking out little cool 60s Japanese robots. A couple of toys were out for us to play with too and the guys that worked there were really nice and chatty (good English). Told us about a few of the toys, pointed out a few things we'd missed,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The kids enjoyed this place, some of the toys were available for visitors to use. The ground level has air conditioning and the owner was nice. I agree with some reviewers here that the place needs a bit of dusting and the display area was a bit dark, but they do have nice antique toys there. It has potential. Brought... More 

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Kedah, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

the entry charge is cheaper than other so-call "Museum", that is why, make it look so cheapskate! No air-conditioning, lack of ventilation, lack of information, display item with scaly thickness of dust, but because of the founder effort, compare with other stupid and lousy "museum", this one deserve 3 star.

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Lumut, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I was walking around when i passed the muzeum.. The price was ok so i went in.. Toys, toys toys..i'm an 80's kid so there were a lot of toys and games that i can relate to :) Nice experience.. The place does need a bit of work to make it better..

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New Delhi, India
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

the charge u a fees to check out the place and the place had dust. Come on clean it up first and then charge me.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2015

The place is super small but jam-packed with lots of vintage toys and memorabilia. Fun for a quick stop when you're walking along Armenian street.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

This place has quite a collection of vintage toys and playthings. However they can do with some cleaning up. The place and toys were dusty and a few toys were downright dirty. The lower floor was air conditioned but the upper floor was not. It was a hot day and we ended up sweating like crazy when we went upstairs.

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Thank Christina C
Kedah, Malaysia
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Looking at all those vintage toys really bring back my childhood memory. I even found my favourite toy when i was a kid here.

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