The Permanent Home of the Penang Heritage Trust

- 26 Church Street, George Town -

office1After many years of struggle, together with the effort and help of many individuals and organisations, and after many months of painstaking restoration work, PHT is delighted to have a permanent home.

The official opening ceremony of 26 Church Street took place at 10.00am, on Sunday, 25 June 2006. Thanks go to American Express and World Monuments Fund – funding due to being listed on World Monuments Watch (200 and 2002).
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26 Church Street is believed to have been constructed more than 140 years ago around the 1860′s. It housed an early-merchantile establishment in the island port settlement, and is especially important as an example of a very early shop house prototype.

The purchase and fit-out of this historic mid-19th Century vernacular shop-house, as a permanent home for the Penang Heritage Trust was achieved through the fund-raising efforts of its members and friends and generous donations from the Penang State Government, the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, the Malaysian Ministry of Culture, Arts & Heritage and a supportive corporate sector.office2

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