E&O Gallery

Museum in George Town

Originally built in 1884, the E&O was the archetypal 19th-century colonial grand hotel. It was established by two of the Armenian Sarkies brothers, Tigram and Martin, the most famous hoteliers in Asia, who later founded the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The hotel's colourful and turbulent history (it's almost closed more than once) is documented in this small museum.