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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Portuguese replica vessel

Small museum. Not a lot to see. Almost all is replicas or posters. The coin collection was the most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Good place but need improvement

Love the whole idea of the museum where there’s a real ship where people can climb into the ship... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“replica ship”(24 reviews)
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A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive museum; Melaka’s colorful seafaring history is tastefully displayed within.
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Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum...unique setup where you go inside a ship replica from the colonial times (or before?). Lot of history - pay for the audio guide to enliven what you are looking at. The museum portion in the building after the main ship is egh...more...More

Thank GeneralShamu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum. Not a lot to see. Almost all is replicas or posters. The coin collection was the most interesting part.

Thank Jaszy_77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the whole idea of the museum where there’s a real ship where people can climb into the ship. But not stroller and wheelchair accessible. Big turn off. Inside, instead of showing exhibition of more ship and history of melaka. Its better to show how...More

Thank AzureenA7
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The museum is an excellent way of learning about local and regional history. Everything has English language explanations. It can get hot inside as there are only fans and no aircon. Thoroughly recommend a visit if you need to brush up on your history in...More

Thank cogduo
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Museum, unfortunately, does not have much to offer besides the reconstruction of a Portuguese ship which sank off the coast of Malacca, on its way back to Portugal. The inside could have been set the way such ships looked like back then, offering a...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Replica of the original Portuguese carrack that sunk off coast of Sumatra carrying treasures from the recently captured Malacca. Exciting if you are interested in Malacca's early history i.e. the Sultanate era that started in 1400 and prospered due to maritime trade. The exhibits gave...More

Thank AFAK25
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The ship is well maintained and looks majestic from the outside. The inside they have relics and statues of workers. The information provided there are interesting to and it's nice to learn more about the ships journey.

Thank RinaJohn2394
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This ship museum has two levels and a top deck. You can see models of ships and some statues of the workers inside. However it is not well maintained.

Thank faiz-ras00l
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The museum was not well maintained. There were leakages everywhere within the building. Pails were left at many places to hold the dripping water and the floor was wet. There were not much history about this ship itself but general history of Melaka.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We saw this maritime museum on a recent cruise call to Melaka. The replica ship is excellent and friends that visited the museum said that it was worth while.

Thank Linda A
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Eljz Lovely S
22 February 2018|
Response from eqazaman | Reviewed this property |
We've stayed at Hallmark Crown. But since we both love to walk, we simply walk to it. But u can find a hotel near to Dataran Pahlawan area. I bet it much closer compared to ours. 😊
7 December 2017|
Response from Ziarat K | Reviewed this property |
Admission Fees The entrance fee for Maritime Museum is RM 3.00 per entry for adult and RM 1.00 for children and students. But there are additional fees for digital audio guide services. Opening hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm But... More