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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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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

came upon this by accident, very informative man inside and interesting house to walk round, small and won't take up much time, but worth a look

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

From the outside, it is easy to miss this place. It opens at 11am and a wonderful man who goes by the name of Mr.Goh has given us a very nice tour around this ancient building which has been painstakingly restored. This place is recommended for everybody who is a Malaysian (and non-Malaysians too!). Its hard for us kids to... More

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Paris
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17 reviews 17 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Visit first N°8 Heeren Street to get a comprehensive understanding of the house layout. Other houses offer more refined interiors and wealth but the beauty of the way of life is N°8 Heeren Street.

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Klang, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

not bad, but we are not allowed to take any photos. and yeah, the best thing is it is free to visit. The guy who seems like the tour guide is good in explaining about the details of the house.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Outstanding place at present being refurnished but a great place to visit like in the centre of town and no dislikes

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My friend and I happened upon this house while wandering through Melaka and decided to go in because I'd read something about it. There is no entrance fee and the staff is extremely welcoming and eager to share their story. One of them sat with us in the courtyard to tell us stories about the history of Melaka and the... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Most of Melaka, although nice and atmospheric, lacks true heritage buildings that are not exploited for pure commercial purposes. 8 Heerenstreet has done a very credible job at restoring a former Dutch shop in its original state, and the staff is enthusiastically sharing information. Would be great to see a nice exhibition about the colourful history of Malacca in there.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The owner of Heerenhuys, the hotel where we stayed, recommended this museum. It is a shop house in Chinatown that has been meticulously restored. When we walked in, our guide gave us a short history of the house. We asked questions about the Dutch history of Melacca, and he explained in more detail about the colonial heritage. In each room... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Curious about this attraction by the positive reviews we decided to take a look at this shophouse. The house itself is indeed rather small, but beautifully restored in its original state. The staff was really enthusiastic and told all ins and outs of the conservation of this shophouse. A private lecture about the history of Melaka. We keep good memories... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We just happened to walk past this house on our way to the Baba Nonya Heritage Museum and decided to take a look. The house itself is quite small - you can probably finish walking around on your own in 2 minutes. But like most have commented already, what made it a 5* experience was the staff. He was knowledgable... More

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