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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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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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Good for history buffs

This is a simple but interesting shop house restoration with no entrance fee but donation suggested. We spent quite a bit of time talking to Colin, who was manning it - and who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a simple but interesting shop house restoration with no entrance fee but donation suggested. We spent quite a bit of time talking to Colin, who was manning it - and who was a great source of historical and general informaiton about the city. He even gave us tips on where to find some of the best food before... More 

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Thank HP8_11
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,385 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This restored Dutch house is an example of an 18th century construction process. Originally built in 1794, restoration works were carried out with a grant from the United States Embassy in Malaysia. Much of the original structure has been restored with materials from the same era. Entrance is free and it is worth a visit.

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Thank nellielim
Melaka, Malaysia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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Thank AyeshaDubai89
Melbourne, Australia
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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1 Thank Patrick L
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Angelo1975
Melaka, Malaysia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank arbabsaudiarabia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank didiyousuf
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Yvette12345
Puchong, Malaysia
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank Wolver1nc
Bandung,Indonesia
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508 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
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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