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Historical Attractions in Melaka

Melaka is one of Malaysia’s famed tourist hotspot due to an abundance of historical sites with flourish which heritage to this day. Lets us bring you in a journey trough time as we present to you some of the most well know historical spots in Melaka that you should visit.

1. Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Melaka
Housed in a heritage building along Jalan Tan Cheng Lok is the Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum. This bright blue building is adorned with many antique trinkets in and out as well. This museum showcases many different types antique jewelry pieces which displays the Baba Nyonya culture. Tour guides are available to give you an informative tour to explain the purpose of the jewelries to you.

Operating Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9:30 – 17:00
Friday – Sunday : 9:30 – 18:00
Address: 108 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606 281 9763
Entrances Fee:
Adult RM 15
Child/Student RM 10
Child below 6 years – Free

2. Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is the best place to learn about the rich Baba Nyonya culture. Housed in a beautifully restored 19th century townhouses, this building is furnished and decorated to look like traditional Baba Nyonya home. The house if filled with my exhibits that will get you an insight to culture and lifestyle of the Baba Nyonya families. Guided tour are available so that you can obtain all the intriguing facts and stories.

Operating Hours:
Monday – Saturdays 10:00 – 12:30 & 14:00 – 16:30
Address: 48-50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200.
Tel:+606 283 1273
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM 15
Children RM10

3. No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre
This petite looking home is a very important historical element of Melaka. It is fine example of a 18th century two story building which has undergone restoration works based on recommendation from United Nations. There are signs and a guide available to help you learn more about the history of Old Melaka.

Operating Hours: Everyday 10:30 – 18:00
Address: 18, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka
Entrance Fee: Free

4. Flora de la Mar Maritime Muséum
Flora de La Mar, the Maritime Museum is another well known historical element of Melaka. It is indeed the replica of the Portuguese ship that sank to the depths of the Melaka coast during the 15th century which is the golden ages of the Melaka Sultanate. Every section of the museum displays specific exhibits displaying the traded artifacts, treasures from the shipwreck, and other items relevant to the Dutch era. The ship is also decorated like the the real ship as well to give visitors an authentic feel. Once there don’t forget to go on deck to check out the captain’s cabin as well.

Operating Hours:
Daily: 09:00 – 17:30
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 – 12:15 & 14:45 – 17:30
Address:Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Tel: +603 284 7090
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM5
Child RM3

5. Melaka Sultanate Palace
The Melaka Sultanate Palace is the genuine replica of the extinct Melaka Sultanate palace, precisely the palace of Sultan Mansur Shah who ruled Melaka from 1456 tp 1477. This replica was built using traditional Malay methods to capture its authenticity. Some of the many exhibits in this museum is rare photographs, weapons, drawings and many more. Be sure to visit all 3 galleries that occupies this beautiful palace.

Operating Hours: Open everyday 9:00 – 17:30
Address: Kota, Complex Warisan, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel:+606 282 6526
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM3
Child RM2

6. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum
Housed in a beautifully restored ancient building is the Cheng Ho Cultural Museum. The building is said to be of Ming architecture and displays the rich Chinese influence in Melaka. Cheng Ho is the admiral of the Ming Dynasty who made frequent trips to Melaka on his way to the west and is remembered for being an important influence in forming the Baba Nyonya culture in Melaka. By visiting this museum you will get a first hand look at many historical artifacts from the era.

Operating Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Address: 51, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel:+606 283 1135/1136
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM20.00 (Adults)
Child RM10.00

7. The Stadthuys
Another prominent historical element of Melaka would be the Stadthuys building. This massive red terracotta structure stands proud in the Melaka’s Red square. This building is believed to have housed the the residence of Dutch officials during the Dutch colonization era and also served as the administrative centre. Some of the many exhibits would be the depictions of old Melakan customs, statues, documents and many more.

Operating Hours:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday – Sunday 09:00 – 20:30
Address:Jalan Gereja,75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel:+ 606 282 6526
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM5.00
Child RM2.00

8. Porta de’ Santiago (A’Famosa)
A name synonymous to Melaka would be A’Famosa or in portuguese known as Porta De Santiago. Built under the command of Alfonso de Albuquerque, A’Famosa was the fortress that housed the residences of the Portuguese army as well as the storage room. After the colonisation of British, the fortress was told be demolish but thanks to Sir Stamford Raffles a part of the fortress is saved and can be seen present today. A visit to this place is really eye opening as you can learn a lot about Melaka and how it was an important trade location due to its strategic geographical location.

Address: Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka
Tel : +606 231 4343

9. Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
Villa Sentosa is a beautiful Malay traditional home located near the Melaka riverbank. The one who takes care of this petite house is none other that the granddaughter of the original owner of the house. She will happily guide you around the house sharing the history and memory passed down through the generation. The house is furnished with all the original furnishing. Walls are covered with family photos, mementos and knick knacks close to their hearts.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 00:00
Friday: 10:00 – 12:00 & 15:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Address: Jalan Kampung Morten, Kampung Morten, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: 06-282 3988
Entrance Fee: Free

10. Kite Museum
Housed in the fourth floor of the People’s Museum building is the Kite Museum. The museum exhibits the various types of kites invented and its evolutions through time. Kites were once was used as communications devices, war weapon and then turned into a sport and leisure activity. The museum shows the various types of kites and functions according to the different cultures and countries. It also displays the nation pride, Wau Bulan. This is once great little museum for you to gain more knowledge.

Opening Hours: Open everyday 9:00 – 17:30
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Tel: 06-282 1303
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM3
Child RM2

11. Architecture Museum of Malaysia
The Architecture Museum in Melaka is the only museum in Malaysia dedicated to capture the ever evolving architectural field in Malaysia. The museum allows you to learn about development of architecture from the very beginning to the modern day skyscrapers. The museum also helps you learn how the different races in the country influence the style and design of the building. A visit here is definitely refreshing to the eye as you would be able to see the various building model exhibited to give you a different view of Malaysia.

Operating Hours: Open everyday 9:00 – 17:00
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Entrance Fee: Free

12. Melaka Umno Museum
If you wanna learn further about the history of the political development of Malaysia then this is a good place to start. The Melaka Umno museum exhibits the founding and development of United Malays National Organization or UMNO. UMNO is the largest political party in Malaysia and has been a big part of the political movement of Malaysia since its independence. The museum certainly exhibits every details of the party through texts, photos and documents.

Operating hours: Monday- Friday : 9:00 – 16:45
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM1
Child RM0.50

13. People’s Museum
The people’s Museum records and exhibits the ever evolving development of Melaka. It shows all the achievements made especially when Melaka was certified as the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The museum building has a few mini museum located in it as well. It houses the Kite museum and the Beauty Museum.

Operating Hours: Open every day 9:00 – 17:00
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Tel: 06-282 1303
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM 3
Child RM 2

14. Malay and Islamic World Museum
The Malay and Islamic World Museum displays the spread of Islam in the world and is the best place if you want to further learn about it. The building of the museum is actually the Baston Building build in the 1910 which used to house the regional office of the Dunlop Rubber Company. Now it displays the all kinds of Islamic and Malay artifacts. The building has three floors. The first floor hold exhibits pertaining to Hang Tuah. The second floor has exhibits regarding Islam and its influence majorly in Southeast Asia. The top floor is catered to the promote tourism to Sawahlunto province of Sumatra and other regions in Indonesia.

Operating Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 – 17:00
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Tel: 06-282 7464
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM 3
Child RM 2

15. Chetti Museum
The Chetti community are actually the minority population of Hindu Peranakan people in Melaka. Trough community efforts, this museum was constructed in 2003 to teach people about culture and history of the Chetti community in Melaka. The museum exhibits variety of artifacts including antique cendol makers and traditional wedding outfits. The museum describe their culture well and how they are thriving to preserve the Chetti tradition.

Operation Hours: Open everyday 9:00 – 17:30
Address: Jalan Gajah Berang, Kampung Chetti, 75200 Melaka
Tel: 06-283 0926
Entrance Fee:
Adult RM2
Child RM1

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