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Melaka History and Ethnography Museum

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nice pictures of different people and cultures!

It was nice to go through the various pictures they had of several people and cultures from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuwait City, Kuwait
History of Malacca

Stadthuys now house this Museum. Exhibits showcase the history of this city with weapons, attire... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Melaka History and Ethnography Museum is housed in Stadthuys, an oleh Dutch VOC building build around the year 1650s. The History Museum contain exhibits on the founding of Melaka and dioramas about the city during the Portuguese, Dutch and British...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Kota | Stadhuys, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60 6-282 6526
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to go through the various pictures they had of several people and cultures from different eras. The history part was interesting. Each level had a different theme … going from one to the other was nice. Be aware as you would have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Historical and Ethnography Museum is located at the Stadhuys.The Historical and Ethnography Museum is on the second floor of the Stadhuys building.The museum portrays the lifestyle of the different communities and sub-communities that make up the population of Melaka - the Malays, the Chinese,...More

Thank javiercard2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stadthuys now house this Museum. Exhibits showcase the history of this city with weapons, attire, musical instruments, porcelain, cookware, stamps, paintings and artifacts from the Malacca Sultanate to the colonial era until independence. There is also a special section featuring Admiral Cheng Ho. The museum...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 17 September 2018

interesting historical attraction in the middle of town. near most of the major attractions. worth the visit. traffic and parking is a hassle though.

Thank marilyne2375
Reviewed 28 August 2018

if you are a first-timer to Melaka, give a try to visit to this Museum,,,,..u will understand the mixed culture in Melaka... paintings, arts, artifacts, wedding of ethnics, traditional kampung House and so on..... also behind there will be a old baking house.

Thank Ayappana3
Reviewed 7 August 2018

You can walk the museum in about 40 minutes . The facility does not compare well with the standard that one would expect anywhere in Europe however the exhibits provide a glimpse into the history of the region. The exhibits include the usual collections of...More

Thank michaeldeeb
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

It is World Heritage City since 2008 and of course worth it to visit. This city is so big area. Better you stay around 2-3 nights here to explore around.

Thank YogaEfendi
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We paid 10 MYR per adult to enter to this museum and a selection of others (I think 5, but may have had access to more than this that we didn't visit). For anyone that loves museums will love this one. The museum is split...More

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I am glad the surrounding of the Stadthuys was well maintained and clean. It was interesting that the inside of the building was converted to a museum. I really like that idea. It was informative especially for my kids. It would have been better if...More

Thank weiyanglee
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Large Museum spread over two floors gives a comprehensive history of Malacca with many exhibits, models, paintings and photos. Very informative about the Dutch, Portugese and British eras.

Thank Ken18
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MyKad Adult RM5.00 MyKad Child RM2.00 Non MyKad Adult RM10.00 Non MyKad Child RN4.00