The Maritime Museum is located nearbyThe Stadhuys. It was a replica of the Portuguese ship called Flor de la Mar which sunk in the middle of the ocean on the way to Portugal while carrying the loots they rob from Melaka empire. The replica of the ship is 34 meters high, 36 meters long and 8 meters wide.
The aim of this museum is to illustrate the history and the splendor of Malacca as a once powerful maritime empire and it’s downfall due to political struggles and betrayal.
In addition to the Malacca maritime history, boat enthusiasts would also have an opportunity to gain interesting facts about vessels and ships. There are many models of the vessels exhibited here for those who are interested.
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Monday – Thursday: 9.00 a.m – 5.30 p.m
Friday – Sunday: 9.00 a.m – 7.00 p.m
Adult: RM 5.00
Children: RM 3.00
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It was quite interesting for the kids to walk around the ship, as well as climb up the upper deck to have a look around. They offer audio guides in different languages to visitors (additional cost). A fine way to learn some history along the way!
Overall, the Melaka Maritime Museum is a must visit attraction in Malacca and is definitely worth a trip. This is not only because of the excellent photo opportunities with the ship itself but also the wealth of information that the museum offers about maritime powers and history.
The History and Ethnography Museum is located in the colonial Stadthuys building. The museum is divided into two floors. The first level exhibits the history of Malacca and the second level is dedicated to the ethnographic section.
The Melaka bird park is the first open aviari park in Melaka. It is also the largest bird park in Asia. The bird park is located in Ayer Keroh and is a home to 700 local and foreign bird species.