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Saturday, 9 May 2015

VISIT #2 GOPENG MUSEUM, GOPENG, PERAK.

From the Heritage House, (yesterday's post, please click here) we walked over to the Gopeng Museum which is only a short distance away. The Heritage House close at 3 pm and we were requested to go over to the other museum which close at 5 pm.

This is indeed a bonus trip. Not only do I get to visit the Heritage House, I too get to visit the Gopeng Museum as well.

Front view of Gopeng Museum.
Address is No. 28, Eu Kong Street, 31600 Gopeng.
Opens from Fri to Tue, 9 am to 5 pm. Close for lunch 12 pm to 1 pm.
Close on Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Photos of very old buildings and places of tourist attraction in Gopeng.

Things used or related to tin mining.

Tin ore.

Old fashioned basket.

Preserved elephant foot.

Left pic. - ceramic tea pots & bowls, metal tea pots, etc.
Right pic. - ceramic vase on old-fashioned rattan baby chair.

Antique charcoal irons for ironing clothes.

Antique radios, type-writers, table fan, etc.

Left pic - antique portrait.  Right pic - opium pipe.

Antique telephone.

Old fashioned lamp.

Left pic - antique record player.  Right pic - counting machine or calculator.

Antique wooden weaving machine.

Antique wall decorations.

Left pic - antique bell.
Right pic - old fashioned metal bird cage.

Antique metal bed frame, clothes, etc.

Antique dressing table, sewing machines, hats, etc.

Left pic - old fashioned resting chair.
Right pic - old fashioned wash basin and small mirror.
Antique Chinese writing ink set.... 
Chinese writing ink set.... 
Left pic - Chinese writing set with ink stone, ink brushes, etc.
Right pic - rubber sheet roller machine, etc.
Rubber tapping knives
Betel nut cracker
Left pic - antique camera.  Right pic - forgotten what this is.

Old fashioned lamps.

Hand weighing machines.

Left pic - rubber seeds,  Right pic - rubber latex container.
These are just some of all the items on display.

Books on display & below is a layout plan of interesting places in and near to Gopeng.

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins

and will raise up the age-old foundations;

You will be called Repairer of broken walls,

Restorer of streets with dwellings.

(Isaiah 58:12, New International Version-NIV)

32 comments:

  1. Hello Nancy, what a neat museum. So many vintage items.. I like the old telephone and the typewriters.. Thanks for sharing your visit.. have a happy weekend!

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    1. Hi Eileen, there are many other items, can't place them all in the post.

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  2. Interesting museum items on display. Those big camera sure must have been cumbersome to take photos with. We are so spoiled these days as we can take a photo in a split second.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Julia, we are so blessed with our small sized cameras.

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  3. A nice visit to the museum with lots of interesting & antique things to see but I was surprised the museum was in a shophouse. What caught my attention is the elephant foot. Guess you have a great time in the musuem.

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    1. Irene, I enjoyed the museum visit. So many things to learn.

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  4. Wonderful museum:) kiss

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  5. lots of great old treasures. i loved the wall screens and the bell!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Happy weekend to you.

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  6. What a fun tour, Nancy, I absolutely love all the vintage items here!

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    1. Linda, there are many vintage items and I have taken lots of photos.

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  7. Really interesting! So many vintage items!

    Arrow

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    1. Thanks Arrow. Happy weekend to you!

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  8. What a great tour, I particularly loved the record player.

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    1. The record player still looks new.

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  9. I love everything! Especially the baskets and old irons. And the phone, I have never, ever seen one like it!!!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Happy day to you!

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  10. It is an interesting musem some of stuff I don't remember personally

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a great day!

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  11. Interesting visit to museum. I love going to museum. Can see old antiques.

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    1. Me too...I enjoy looking at those I haven't seen before and also can identify with those I have seen or used before.

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  12. Nancy, it's so nostalgic to see those old time appliances!

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    1. Phong Hong, it is very nostalgic and I enjoyed this visit.

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    1. Sharon, plenty of interesting items and information.

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  14. I like to walk through antique things and imagine the time when people used them. Each item has the patina of time.

    Yoko

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    1. Hi Stardust, every item has its own story!

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  15. Very informative museum. Is the elephant foot hollow? It looks hollow in the photo.

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    1. Hi Mun, the elephant foot is hollow. Have a good day!

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  16. The antique camera is my favourite old item here - thank you for taking us down memory lane, Nancy. :)

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