MELAKA / MALACCA - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST : Museums

 
 

THE BABA & NYONYA HERITAGE MUSEUM

 

This museum was the ancestral home of three generations of a Baba-Nyonya family. Located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock the building was converted into a museum to preserve its unique legacy. The building is typical of the Baroque-style homes of wealthy Chinese families. An open-air courtyard is situated in the middle of the house to let in sunlight. Furniture is made of Chinese rosewood in a mixture of Chinese, Victorian and Dutch designs.

 

Opening hours: 10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Admission fee: Adult RM8.00 & Children RM4.00

 
 
 

CHITTY MUSEUM

 

The Chitty Museum is a new enterprise of the Chitty community to document their unique heritage. Among the exhibits are colourfully-designed traditional water-pots, multi-tiered brass oil-lamps, serving trays, sculptures, handicrafts and photographs.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

 

Admission fee: Adult RM2.00 & Children RM0.50

 
 
 

PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE MEMORIAL

 

The museum is housed in a 1912 British villa with Mogul styled domes. The building was once the Malacca Club, a bastion of colonialism. Inside the museum are manuscripts, video tapes, films and slides depicting events leading to Malaysia?s Independence in 1957.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm

(Closed on Mondays except during school holidays)

 

Admission is free.

 

Tel: 06-284 1231.

 
 
 

THE PEOPLE'S MUSEUM

 

The museum documents the nation?s economic and social development from Independence till the present time. Malacca?s role in Independence and the state?s development over the decades are given special focus.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm

(Closed on Mondays)

 

Admission fee: Adult RM2.00 & Children RM0.50

 

Tel: 06-286 5311

 
 
 

MALAYSIAN YOUTH MUSEUM

 

The museum is situated next to Christ Church. The British colonial building was formerly a post office. On display are documents and photographs showing the work of the Malaysian Youth Council and other youth groups.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm

(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

 

Admission fee: Adult RM1.00 & Children RM0.50

 

Tel: 06-282 7353

 
 
 

MALACCA SULTANATE PALACE (CULTURAL MUSEUM)

 

 

At the foot of St. Paul?s Hill lies the wooden replica of a 15th century Malay palace. The building has been turned into a cultural museum. A huge diorama depicts a sultan?s court while the main exhibits relate to Malacca culture. There are also exhibits from other parts of Malaysia including clothing, weaponry, stone inscriptions, musical instruments and photographs.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm

Admission fee: Adult RM2.00 & Children RM0.50

Tel: 06-282 7484

 
 
 

THE MARITIME MUSEUM

 

Located along Jalan Quayside, the Maritime Museum is housed in a replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese vessel that sank off the Malacca coast. The museum traces the history of Malacca from the Malacca Sultanate in the 14th century to the pre-independence era. Inside the museum are models of ships, authentic maps, old iron chests and charts.

 

Opening hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm

(Closed on Tuesdays)

 

Admission fee : Adult RM2.00 & Children RM0.50

 

Tel: 06-283 0926

 
 
 

THE LIGHT & SOUND SHOW

 

The best way to learn about the history of Malacca is to watch the Light and Sound Show at Dataran Pahlawan in Bandar Hilir. Significant events in Malacca?s history are re-enacted by means of lights, narration, dialogue, music and sound effects to project real-life drama.

 

Operating hours: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Admission fee: Adult RM10.00 & Children RM2.00

 
 
 

PORTUGUESE SQUARE

 

The Portuguese Square is located within the Portuguese Settlement, 3km from the city. Built in the late 1980s, the square is inspired by the Portuguese mercado. It is the venue for local cultural shows performed every Saturday evening. Look out for the branyo, the lively Portuguese dance.

 
 
 

TRADITIONAL MALACCA HOUSE

 

A typical traditional Malacca house stands on 12 to 16 main pillars, usually two metres high. The decorative flower-motif tiled steps are its most striking feature. It is inspired by the architectural-style of the Baba- Nyonya. Traditional Malacca houses can still be seen in rural communities with the most famous located at Bukit Palah.

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Museums
MELAKA / MALACCA - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA