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No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre

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Address: 8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 (0)6 - 281 1507
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Description: Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors...
Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors and visit a fine example of a late 18th century two-storey building. “No 8” houses a permanent exhibit on the conservation and restoration process of the building, as well as a short history of early shophouse and Dutch hybrid domestic architecture. The house is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30am to 4pm. No entrance fee; but donations are welcome.
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Interesting Heritage center

It is nice place to visit in Melaka and just for one hour you can view everything around this heritage centre

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
AyeshaDubai89
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Melaka, Malaysia

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It is nice place to visit in Melaka and just for one hour you can view everything around this heritage centre

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

A small piece of history in this house. It shows the construction bricks tiles of a century ago and how they lived and hopefully get an idea of their lives then compared to what we have today and yet appreciate how rich their lives were

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After the Dutch bombarded the Portuguese settlement in the siege of Melaka, they rebuilt this part of town during the Dutch reign over Melaka. Dutch building regulations and building materials were used to rebuild the houses. This little "museum" (free of charge) gives you an insight into the building process. When entering the house you first receive a short introduction... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is nice place to visit and if if my friend Rehman not tell me so sure i dont know how to go there but really enjoy the place

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was a great place to visit - because Colin knows SO much about Melaka. It was interesting to talk to him and hear his thoughts on the 'development' of the old town. Rents are increasing - and many of the traditional bakeries and food places have been forced out of the area. That's why it's hard to get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Once we entered the building, we were immediately greeted by Colin, the manager. Colin was very knowledgeable and spent his time explaining every detail of the house to us patiently. Even though he was very hands-on, he also gave us time to make our own discovery.

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Puchong, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice to take in the old world charms of Melaka and beautiful art/craft. There's also other stores along the way that displays/sells similar stuff

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Heeren Street Heritage center is located near to our hotel so we give it a visit on 2 May 2015.This 2 story shop house is a part of preservation project , on Melaka's original architecture on houses and shop houses. The house are still in restoration and it provides documentary and photographs of the works done and still on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Interesting look at ancient architecture of the town of Melaka. You can see the restoration of the building and how and why it was built the way it was. Great preservation of something that should be kept in a town like Melaka, a good little find.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are after an authentic travel experience it is vital to support organisations which preserve the ordinary. And No 8 Heeren Street is such an example. An ordinary shop house, belonging to ordinary people is being painstakingly preserved with the help of public donations. The man who took us through the shop house was passionate and a wealth of... More 

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