Is Penang’s Upside Down Museum Worth the Try?


Going to Georgetown, Penang with family or friends? Do you love having your photos taken? Then, I’d recommend the Upside Down Museum.

Upside Down Museum

I was roaming around the streets of Georgetown, Penang for about two hours while on the lookout for street art when I found the sign that says “Upside Down Museum”.  Since I also wanted a short break from walking under the heat of the sun, I considered getting in as a welcome idea.

Upside Down Museum

As you may have guessed, the Upside Down Museum is a place where everything else is turned upside down.  It’s a house with different rooms where one or two staff per room who will be happy to assist guests on how to pose.  They will also volunteer to take the snaps for you.

Upside Down Museum

I was traveling solo at that time.  For someone who isn’t too comfortable having my solo picture taken, posing alone in a room felt awkward.  However, after two or three shots, I somehow got the hang of it.  This would be more enjoyable for me had I been posing with a group.

I came in at about 10 AM and there were only two small groups who are already inside.  There was in fact more staff than guests.  I could imagine the place will be quite small and packed during peak season.

Playing back the rotated version of the pictures they took of me wasn’t that bad after all.  I would like to think they’re better than shameless selfies.  Having said that, please forgive the below pictures.

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Upside Down Museum

45 Kimberley Street
Georgetown, Penang

Open: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm daily

Entrance Fee

Adults: RM 27
Children (aged 5-12): RM 16
Malaysian Students with Student ID: RM 11
Non-Malaysian Students with Student ID: RM 16

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Upside Down Museum


18 thoughts on “Is Penang’s Upside Down Museum Worth the Try?

  1. gokulr27

    Wow……that is the best photoshoot I have seen in sometime. Such a creative place. I was twisting my head to look at every photo.

  2. JuliaSan

    This really looks like great fun – love your pictures. I need to go here and see it for myself for sure. But I understand that this would have made even more fun in a group… 🙂

  3. Brianna

    Okay, this looks like so much fun! These pictures are way cute and super original! This museum reminds me of when I was younger, and I’d lay on the floor imagining my house was upside down!

  4. eostories

    Haha this is awesome! I have never heard of it but it looks like a great thing to put in your to do list. The rooms look nicely organised and it is great that the staff was helpful! Thanks for sharing such a fun place!

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