The Glass Museum Penang (GPS: 5.448282, 100.302188) is a private specialty museum. It was previously located along Mount Erskine Road, but has since moved to Burmah Road. Formerly located along Kelawei Road, it relocated to Mount Erskine in September, 2009. It was officially opened on 8 October 2011 by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. The museum-cum-store-outlet is run by i-box Design Sdn Bhd, a company specializing in decorative glasswork.
At the Glass Museum Penang, visitors get to admire different techniques in creating glass ornamentation including fused glass, sandblasted glass, stained glass and glass overlaying. Examples of usage of glass are also showcased, among them for signages, window panels, light fixtures, objets d'art and souvenir items such as fridge magnets and paper weights.
The Glass Museum Penang has the longest glass artwork in Malaysia, as certified by the Malaysia Book of Records. The artwork, carrying the 1Malaysia theme, measures 40 feet in length and 4.5 ft in height.
Our visit to the Glass Museum Penang
My wife and I visited the Glass Museum Penang on 19 March, 2016. We were warmly received by the owner, Bowie Low, whom I have know for quite a number of years. Bowie took us around the museum. There is an interpretive gallery where visitors learn about the various usage of glass, from decorative to industrial use.
Here I am at the Glass Museum Penang with its owner Bowie Low (19 March, 2016)
Bowie, taking us a tour of the Glass Museum Penang, showed us the interpretive gallery (19 March, 2016)
My wife with the distortion glass, at the Glass Museum Penang (19 March, 2016)
My wife and I with the largest glass mural in Malaysia (in the Malaysia Book of Records) (19 March, 2016)
Bowie demonstrating how you can create your own glass souvenir at the Glass Museum Penang (19 March, 2016)
Bowie skateboarding on glass (19 March, 2016)
My wife and I, as seen through the eye of glass (19 March, 2016)
The florescent gallery where glass is used for special psychedelic effects (19 March, 2016)
Here I am at the florescent gallery of the Glass Museum Penang (19 March, 2016)
Viewing through glass prisms (19 March, 2016)
Visiting the Glass Museum Penang
Glass Museum Penang
6 Jalan Burma
Phone: 04 251 9880
Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am - 6.00pm
Saturdays: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
Archive on the Glass Museum Penang
The Glass Museum Penang has had its locations at Mount Erskine Road and Armenian Street before relocating to Burmah Road.
Armenian Street Location
Glass Museum Penang (26 October, 2011)
Glass art at the Glass Museum Penang (26 October, 2011)
Showcase of glass panels (26 October, 2011)
Gallery with the longest glass artwork (26 October, 2011)
Mount Erskine Location (now relocated)
80-O, Mount Erskine Road
Phone: 04 899 1080
i-Box Glass Museum Penang, Armenian Street (1 June, 2013)
Completed Lion Dance mural (10 August, 2013) IBox Glass Museum Penang Armenian Street (7 June, 2013)
Head of the Lion, mural in progress at I-Box Glass Museum Penang (9 June, 2013)
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