House of Yeap Chor Ee

Social history gallery in the heart of Penang

4 Lebuh Penang George Town, Penang

+601 2428 5191 or +604 2610 190

The House of Yeap Chor Ee was the first home of Yeap Chor Ee, a young immigrant who came to Penang in 1885 and worked as a barber before becoming a captain of industry at the turn of the 20th century.

The building was turned into a Social History Gallery in 2008. Through the journey of Yeap Chor Ee, the gallery gives an insight into his remarkable life and the lives of immigrants who arrived on the island from China, more than 100 years ago.

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Located at 4 Penang Street (Lebuh Penang), we are just next to Hong Leong Bank, near the Esplanade and Fort Cornwallis.

We are a 12 minute walk from the Penang State Museum. Exit the State Museum and take a right turn on Farquhar St. At the junction of Pitt St, turn left until you reach Light St. At that junction, turn right and walk 150m before turning right into King St. We are just at the corner of King St and Light St. 

If you are coming from the Peranakan Mansion, we are only a 10 minute walk. Exit the Mansion and turn left onto Church St. Take the second right turn into King St and walk towards the Esplanade end. 

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Entrance is via the Gallery's main entrance on Penang Street only. The Sire Restaurant is no longer in operations.

Admission is RM13 inclusive of a written guide


The House of Yeap Chor Ee’s galleries are located on the first floor, which is accessible by stairs from the ground floor level via the east side entrance of the building. The upper floors are not wheelchair accessible. Visitors with mobility impairment may enter the building and view the ground floor level. 


- Enjoy your visit. Please help us keep the gallery safe and comfortable for other visitors.
- No eating or drinking in the galleries.
- Our passages are narrow; keep them accessible for other visitors.
- Do not lean on glass cases; they are fragile.
- For those visiting with children, accompany children and help them respect the gallery and other visitors.


Telephone: +601 2428 5191 / +604 2610 190

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