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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 #5 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We had a great chat with Colin at the Heritage Center. He's a fascinating, very knowledgeable person and has an obvious passion for Melaka's history and preservation. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Melaka.

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Stavanger, Norway
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The best museums are not always the biggest. A very novice elderly man works here and is happy to share of his knowledge about how the people in Melaka lived before. The museum is a well maintained old house originally built by the Dutch. A absolute highlight during our stay in beautiful Melaka.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Fascinating if you're interested in architecture and history. Our guide Colin was extremenly knowledgable and interesting. There is no furniture in the house so the tour describes in detail the history of the building and the restoration project. A lot of detail so if you're not interested in architecture I would say that you might get a bit bored. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011 via mobile

If u r keen to know about the history n past of the shophouses, come to this place! Very good guide! Very friendly and knowledgeable and u can ask questions. Photo taking is mostly allowed. Not very eye catching, u got to keep a lookout of the name on the wall of the shophouse. It's not very done up as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011 via mobile

This is a small museum with a focus on historical buildings' renovation in Malacca. It tells people about not just the historical background of the building but also the historical building materials used and why they were used. Mr Colin is very friendly and helpful. Admission is free. There is a donations box available for contributions towards the on-going project.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

The guide of the center, Mr Colin is very knowledgeable and gentle guide. He is willing to tell you the histories of Melaka for his past experience in Melaka. A place for visit, Just located in the heart of the China town. Spend some time here if you have interested in find out more about the building of Melaka.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

This is double storey building is easily missed as it's very nondescript. There is only a small plaque inviting visitors in. It is free but donations accepted. Good example of a typical early shophouse 1700-1800. The guide was v. informative about the project, the history and restoration process of the house, who would have lived there, why it was built... More

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