Malaccan Museums

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o        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: 9am – 5.30pm (Close on Mondays except during school holidays)

Admission is free.

Tel: 06-284 1231

 

o        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: 9am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

Admissions fee: Adult       RM2

                          Children  RM0.50

Tel: 06-286 5311

 

o        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: 9am – 5.30pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Admission fee: Adult       RM1

Children  RM0.50

Tel: 06-282 7353

 

o        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 Tuedays)

Admission fee: Adult       RM2

Children  RM0.50

Tel: 06-283 0926

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