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No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre

8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
60 (0)6 - 281 1507
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Ranked #4 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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”... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Mr Colin Goh was on duty here and is passionate about the preservation and history. Our children learnt so much in a short time from him, and we decided to pass on going to the museum as we could never do better than what we learned here

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to this small heritage centre on our way to the Baba-Nonya museum. Very interesting and very knowledgable guides on site. It's great that a place such as this is being preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a must-go for architecture students and those passionate about cultural preservation. In a nutshell, this building was pinpointed by UNESCO that it should be preserved to exemplify what Malaccan shophouses are like in the past 300 years. Most buildings in Melaka are losing their authenticity in terms of architectural design. Way too many buildings are Chinese whilst those... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stopped by the showcase of traditional Malaccan architecture. Despite the busy holiday weeked, No 8 was quiet, with just a couple of visitors. The host on duty was excellent in his narrative of the house -- passionate, knowledgeable and clear -- and the displays that were there were well presented and detailed. However, the house lacked anything that provided an... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In response to the rapid loss of this particular building type in the conservation zone of Malacca, the US Department of State's Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation had awarded a grant to carry out restoration of a Dutch Era shop-house located at No.8, Heeren Street. A model project to demonstrate to owners of similar properties how such ancient buildings can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A really interesting experience, well explained by the enthusiastic man working there. There isn't too much to see but it's interesting finding out how the building was restored and how this compares to other buildings in Malacca. We enjoyed our visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A visit to this restored shop-house is a must after the tat of Jonkers Street and the incessant noise. The restored shop-house has been restored without being embellished and up-dated. The guide was an expert on the history of the place and was most interesting.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Good to know a piece of history of Malacca Good selection of books available on sale to know Malacca more

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Orange, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

There is not much to see in the house, but the staff was very informative. So if you are interested in the house or architecture in Malacca, it is a good idea to talk with him. You can take as many pictures as you want. Admission is free, but you can donate if you like.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

it does not cost you anything, is a great (not busy) attraction to visit and the caretaker is great for a chat in regard to history in Malacca.

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