Melaka Sultanate Palace

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

The Palace building is a replica of the actual palace of the Malay Sultanate of Melaka during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah. Sadly, the actual palaced was destroyed by the Portuguese when they seized Melaka from Malay Empire.

The elements of Malay architecture can be seen clearly from the design, the carvings and the layouts of the building. When you step into this castle, you will feel like you have been transported to the time when the Malay empire prospered.

The palace consists of three floors and has eight exhibition halls. Each exhibition hall has its own theme such as the Balairong Seri diorama, the battle of Tuah and Jebat and many more.

There are over 1,300 Melaka historical items such as traditional clothes, royal jewelry accessories, weapons and pottery exhibited at this museum.

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Operating Hours

Daily: 9.00 a.m – 5.30 p.m



Adult: RM 3.00

Children: RM 2.00


Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

Inside the museum, visitors can see the atmosphere inside the Malacca Sultanate Palace and certain halls, such as the Balairong Seri, Balai Beradu and the characteristics of the protocol of the Malay Sultans during the Malay Sultanate era in Malacca. There is also a special corner about the famous fight between the legendary warrior Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat on the first floor of this museum.


Replica it may be, it is, nevertheless, no less impressive especially if you allow yourself be taken back in time through the ages to when the great Melaka Sultans held court with that kingmaker extraordinaire Tun Perak (who counselled four different sovereigns), the ever loyal Tun Tuah and his sworn blood brothers Tun Jebat, Tun Kasturi, Tun Lekir and Tun Lekiu in attendance, together with other important high-ranking officials of the royal court, granting audience to trade and diplomatic delegations from lands as far as the Middle East, India, China and the Nusantara (the Malay / Indonesian archipelago).


It is an impressive historical and cultural museum giving an insight into the ancient Malay Kingdom packed full of riveting exhibits of photographs, paintings, weaponry, musical instruments and artefacts. I particularly love the life-size tableaux of life in the court and portrayal of the legendary warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat and other Malay folklores.

Helen Oon

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Villa Sentosa

Source: Michael Coghlan

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