Glow in the Dark Wonders: A Spooky (and Fun!) Trip to the Dark Mansion 3D Museum

Sandra Shinto

February 29, 2024

4 min read

Experience enchantment at Dark Mansion, the premier 3D glow-in-the-dark museum in Malaysia. Located in Penang, this cutting-edge destination blends technology and artistic expression to create a mesmerising adventure. Featuring five captivating attractions, the 3D mansion guarantees an unparalleled voyage of discovery that transports visitors to a new dimension. Traverse into the whimsical journey of lights and arts, where artworks interact, giving rise to new visual treatments. Thus, Thrillark invites you to experience the glow-in-dark art that you haven’t seen before, making it one of the must-see things to do in Malaysia. 

What to Expect in Glow-in-the-Dark Museum?

The Drak Mansion 3D Museum is located in Penang, where technology and creativity combine to create an unforgettable experience. The Dark Mansion Museum proudly stands as a Malaysia’s cultural asset that transcends 2D forms, morphing into stunning 3D optical illusions under the enchanting glow of special effects and lights.

The Dark Mansion Museum has a series of captivating 3D exhibits that allow visitors to explore games and movie-inspired artworks. The museum includes five main attractions: Fire & Water, Tribute to Darwin, Mysterious Tropical Pandora, The Infinity Room, My Toy Story and Stars and Moonlight.

Attractions Inside Dark Mansion 3D Museum

  • Fire & Water: Tribute to Darwin

Fire and Water: A Tribute to the Darwin is one of the main attractions of the Dark Mansion. Crafted by renowned street painter Edgar Mueller, it is the world’s largest glow-dark painting. The painting depicts a waterfall done in the daytime on walls and pavement. The artwork will transform into a lava fall if the lights are set to blacklight, transporting us to two locations simultaneously. 


  • Mysterious Tropical Pandora 

Step into the mysterious world of a glowing tropical forest where plants and paintings metamorphose into remarkable living creatures during the transition between daylight and backlight.  Exploring this attraction will be truly mesmerising, and a visual treat as the glowing forest comes alive with a combination of light, vibrant colours, and intricate details, giving the visitors a unique perspective of the natural world. Visiting the tropical Pandora is a must-do attraction that promises you splendid.


  • Infinity Room: The Origins of Eywa 

Enter the fascinating space with mirrored walls that create an illusion of infinite dimension. The room is entirely populated by luminous hanging and glowing objects that resemble a galaxy or nebula. For instance, the room contains a jellyfish-like object on the ceiling that glows in the dark, adding a surreal experience to the cosmic world surrounding you. Overall, the infinity room will offer an immersive experience that transcend you to another dimension. 


  • My Toy Story

My Toy Story is perfect for those who grew up in the 80s and 90s and want to rewind their childhood memories. Unleash your creativity and imagination by interacting with popular murals and toys from the 80s and 90s. Capture photos with iconic characters like Super Mario and the addictive Street Fighter arcade game. The attraction also let the children learn about popular games and shows in the past and created a massive influence. 


  • Stars and Moonlight

It was one of the enchanting experiences at the mansion. The Star and Moonlight will definitely make you appear in the celestial world. By doing this, you can create the illusion that you are merely relaxing on the moon. Alternatively, you can strike a pose like Star Wars’  Jedi Knights. Walk among the stars and moon in the exhilarating exhibit that transports you to a celestial realm.

Glowing Memories Await

Admire the whimsical world created in the 3D  Dark Mansion. Traverse into the lights, colours, and creatures that deliver you a mesmerising experience. Starting from Edgar Mueller’s World’s First and Largest Anamorphic Glow-in-the-Dark Pavement Painting with Day-to-Night Transition, explore the mysterious glowing tropical laminated forest, the fascinating world created by mirror walls and hanging objects, the whimsical world of toys and characters, and then embark on your final venture with stars and moons. Also, take the most beautiful pictures of the magical fairytale land. Thus the world of Dark Mansion promises you an unforgettable journey you haven’t experienced before.. Plan for a visit of 1-2 hours to immerse yourself fully in this glow-in-the-dark wonderland.

Essential Information

  • An adult must accompany children at all times.
  • Bring a camera to capture amazing photographs.
  • Entry is free for children aged 0-3.
  • To ensure a seamless visit, pre-book your entry ticket.
  • All foreign nationals are required to provide their passport and visa details.
  • Please bring your mobile voucher to exchange for a physical ticket at the venue.

Timing and Location 

  • Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 6:30 pm  (last admission is at 5:30 pm)
  • Address: 145 Kimberley Street, 10100 George Town, Penang

How to reach the museum?

  • By bus: From Komtar Bus Terminal Penang’s major bus terminal,  cross Jan Dr Lim Chwee Leong and stroll for approximately five minutes down Jalan Sungai Ulong.
  • Limited parking is available at  Kimberley Street and Dark Mansion Street if travelling by car. 

FAQs on Dark Mansion 3D Museum

What is the Dark Mansion 3D Museum?

The Dark Mansion is the first glow-in-the-dark museum in Malaysia. It presents a new dimension of 3D art by incorporating the glow-in-the-dark effect into the 3D paintings and artworks.


What is the operating time for 3D Dark Mansion Museum? 

Operating Hours: 10:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | 7 days a week, including school holidays & public holidays. 


Where can I find parking facilities near Dark Mansion?

Parking facilities are available at Dark Mansion itself, Kimberley Street, Komtar, Prangin Mall, and 1st Avenue Mall.


What’s the best attire for visiting Dark Mansion?

To enhance the glow-in-the-dark effects in your photos, consider wearing white clothing.


What can I expect inside the museum?

You’ll encounter glowing artworks, interactive 3D exhibits, and even a pavement painting masterpiece by renowned illusionists. 

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