Gopeng Heritage House
Gopeng Heritage House opened its doors in 2011 and is located at a quaint historic town of Gopeng. Gopeng was a tin mining town for about 100 years. Its early development was dominated by three groups – the Mandailings from Sumatra, Chinese miners led by Eu Kong and European mining companies.
The heritage house contains displays items from Gopeng’s glory days and an eclectic selection of curios and collectibles dating from 100 years ago up until the 1960s. A visitor would be able to recapture the simple yet dazzling lives of the people of Gopeng through the numerous antiquities, old furniture and calligraphy paintings on display. The exhibits are arranged over two floors.
On the ground floor, there are Chinese furniture, ornaments and ceramics, an antique European style mirrored hall stand, a grandfather clock, an ancient fan and a mock up of a barber’s shop, complete with an old style barber’s chair. At the second floor, there are a couple of bedrooms and a sitting room. Old radios, clocks, lamps, torches, suitcases, beer bottles, vintage cigarette packets, musical instruments and gramophone records complete the displays.
There is a small but pretty courtyard garden with bonsai trees and a stall selling some souvenir items including postcards and a book called Tin Mining in Malaysia. There is a tea room at the back of the Heritage House where drinks like coffee, tea, ice cincau, Chinese herb jelly and other items can be purchased..
Image by: Gopeng Heritage House FB
Friday – Tuesday: 9.00 a.m – 12.00 p.m & 1.00 p.m – 5.00 p.m
Wednesday – Thursday: Closed
There is no entrance fee.
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The fam and I recently visited the Gopeng Heritage House Museum in Gopeng, Perak – which houses antiquities, old furniture and other paraphernalia from a bygone era. It was a great experience for all of us
Walk back in time as you enter the house cum museum adorned with opulent heirlooms, antiques and memorabilia dating back from the British administration period. Experience how it feels to live like a middle class family at the turn of the 20th century in Gopeng.
The Heritage house also sold souvenirs of the usual kind, postcards, key chains, stone necklaces, etc. But the most interesting, at least to me, was the basket of old matchboxes from different hotels and resorts.
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Tua Pek Kong Temple
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