Among the many restored homes and mansions around Georgetown, the Pinang Peranakan Mansion is one of the few that has been restored as a home and opened to the public. It is definitely one of the most impressive places in the colonial city, and should be high on your 'must-see' list.
The mansion is truly that, a grand home that reflect both Chinese and Malay influences. It is a two story structure will all rooms grouped around a central courtyard. The first floor consists of a number of public spaces, including dining rooms and reception rooms. The second floor is mostly bedrooms, which are decorated in the styles of different periods.
The museum is on Gereja Street not far from Pantai (Beach) Street. It is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is 10 Ringgit (2.04 USD). Visits to the mansion are self-guided unless you've made prior arrangements for a guide, so you can take as much or as little time here as you like. See the Pinang Pernakan Mansion web site for additional information.