Proclamation of Independence Memorial

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial is one of the museums located in Melaka City. The building was built in 1912 to house the Malacca Club, which is a social center of the British.

In 1985, the memorial was set up to commemorate the day when the proclamation of Independence takes place. It was officiated by former Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, whom is also the father of Malaysia Independence.

The memorial exhibits documents and photos of the early era of Malay Sultanate. It also exhibits Malaysia’s journey from its independence to its modern development.

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Operating Hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 9.00 a.m – 6.00 p.m

Monday: Close


There is no entrance fee.


Memorial Pengisytiharan Kemerdekaan, Jalan Parameswara, Melaka, Bandar Hilir, 75000, Malaysia.

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The memorabilia and records in the Proclamation of Independence Memorial symbolises the indomitable spirit and courage of local Malays and other ethnic groups of Malaysia (formerly known as Malaya) in their fight for the country’s independence.


The museum serves as a reflection of Malaysia’s struggle to the great moments of independence at Padang at Bandar Hilir. It acts as a platform for the present and future generations to learn and understand the nation’s history and struggle for independence. Exhibits of historical documents, photographs, maps newspapers and films as well as personal collections of Tunku Abdul Rahman are displayed in the museum.


The Memorial is worth a visit especially if you have school going kids. They can immerse in the various displays and artifacts which is divided into different section. A great cool educational way to get out of the sun. As it’s air conditioned. And the entrance is free.


Nearby Attractions

A Famosa

A Famosa

Source: Khalzuri Yazid

A Famosa is the most popular landmark in Melaka. The trip trip to Melaka is not complete without a stop at A Famosa. A Famosa is a reminder of the first time Melaka being colonized.

Melaka Botanical Garden

Source: Vincent Chow

The Malacca Botanical Garden is in Ayer Keroh. It is where Melaka Skytrex is located. Besides Melaka Skytrex, the garden also hosts Malacca Forestry Museum and Book Village Malaysia.

The Stadthuys

The Stadhuys

Source: Khalzuri Yazid

The Stadthuys is also one of the symbolic monuments in Malacca. It is the most famous location for the tourists to take pictures with this unique terracotta brick building as a backdrop.

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