Penang's Catholic museum documents history of church in the northern peninsula


Looi Sue-Chern

Chasubles worn by priests for different seasons on display at the Catholic museum in Penang. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Looi Sue-chern, January 14, 2018.

PENANG has a new Roman Catholic museum which church authorities do not intend to turn into a tourist attraction but to let future generations know how the Church began in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

The two-storey museum is housed in the old Penang Bishop’s office on the grounds of the Church of the Assumption on Lebuh Farquhar – which in itself is a landmark in the Unesco World Heritage City and the Street of Harmony.


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