Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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Time Required : 1-2 hours

Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fees : Adult: RM 20
Children (below 12 years): RM 10
The ticket is inclusive of a video presentation.

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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, Melaka Overview

A must-visit for history buffs, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is the largest museum in Malacca, located north of Melaka River. The museum features historical items, information, and details about Zheng He's (Cheng Ho) life and explorations, a Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral.

With the fascinating cultural relics, a creative puppet show and a beautiful garden courtyard, the museum exude a quaint vibe. Visit the museum for the Chinese architecture of the shophouses it is housed in, replete with swaying lanterns and pearl furnishings. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum's gift shop is popular for its Chinese tea, Malaysian white coffee and durian souvenirs.

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How to Reach Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum

The bus station closest to the Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is Kampung Makam, just a 1-minute walk away. The bus services that pass near the museum are no. 200, 202 and 304.

History & Architecture

Cheng Ho is a prominent historical name in China's international relations. He led 7 explorations and sea voyages to the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the South China Sea in 1300s-1400s. He visited Maleka's port 5 times. It is believed that the museum is located on the very site where Cheng Ho had built a warehouse complex  (Guan Chang) around 600 years ago for storing his trading goods during his voyages.

Spanning a total floor area of 5,110 square metres, the museum has 8 units of old shop houses some of which were built before 1786. There's also a drum and a bell tower in front of the museum.

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