Melaka Maritime Museum

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Time Required : 1-2 hours

Timings : Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Melaka Maritime Museum, Melaka Overview

The Melaka Maritime Museum showcases the maritime history of Malacca through its three different sections. The highlight of the three is a replica of the Portuguese ship - Flor de la Mar - that sank in Malacca due to an unfortunate accident.

The Maritime Museum in Melaka focuses on the maritime history of Malacca and Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. The museum is a must-see for its Flor de la Lamar replica and its unique way of showcasing the history of Melaka.

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Exhibits at Melaka Maritime Museum

  • There are several paintings in the museum which depict the strategic importance of the Straits of Malacca.
  • The museum also has several exhibits of articles such as silk and textiles
  • It is also home to sunken treasures from shipwrecks such as the Diana.
  • Visitors can see a history of Malaccan Maritime and see Malacca progress through different eras and rulers.
  • There are several paintings and pictures which showcase Melaka’s role in bringing in traders from all corners of the world.
  • The museum also boasts of several ship models and is a treat to ship enthusiasts. Visitors are free to explore the ship while learning about its functions and operation abilities.

How to Reach Maritime Museum Melaka

Since Melaka doesn’t have good public transportation facilities, visitors have to take a bus to the Maritime Museum, which is about 9 km from Melaka Airport.

Need to Know

  • Visitors are supposed to remove their shoes before entering the museum, so wear appropriate footwear and socks.

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