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Address: Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive...
A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive museum; Melaka’s colorful seafaring history is tastefully displayed within.
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The tickets prices very cheap but you just need to climb up. For elders and with infants, I think it's difficult for them to climb up and visit here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The tickets prices very cheap but you just need to climb up. For elders and with infants, I think it's difficult for them to climb up and visit here.

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Antwerpen, België
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you want to learn how Melaka became so great then visit this museum. The museum is really nicely displayed int two parts, the first one in the replica of the ship. Where you will learn how ímportant maritime history was for Melaka. Also a lot of info about the Portuguese, Dutch and British. The second part is in a... More 

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Macao
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The ship can be seen from the Dutch Square, then from the St. Paul Hill and I really wanted to go there and check it. It houses the Maritime Museum and it’s a replica of the Portuguese ship Flora de La mar that sank in Malacca's Strait. We went there during Chinese New Year and everywhere was packed with people!... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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51 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The museum is OK but 4 stars because for 2 MYR it is a nice value. Plenty of information about sea trade in Melaka and its rise as a port. Worth 30 minutes but if time is short, this museum can be skipped.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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173 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Been here 2-3 times. The ticket is cheap. The air conditioning is very cool inside the museum. There are total 3 floors inside the ship museum. It's worth come for once time is enough. A lots history of Melacca being a important port around the world.

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Hong Kong, China
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was attracted by the ship, which you can see from the Dutch Square along the Melaka River. The exterior of the ship is very clean and well-maintained, and the atmosphere is very peaceful since the museum is located away from the town central. There are fans inside the ship, cool enough that you won't need to worry about feeling... More 

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Adelaide
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Melaka Museums The Melaka Maritime museum is excellent and right in the historic centre. There are plenty of other interesting sights, Old Portuguese fort and the full scale old wooden ship etc with Jonker Street around the corner. Don’t hesitate to try the better shopping and sights but slightly quieter on the 2 streets running parallel with Jonker Street. Catch... More 

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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

General admission MYRinggit 6. Malaysian residents with proof of ID get reduced rates, MYRinggit 3 for adults, MYRinggit 1 for child. Good views from the 2nd level deck. The 3rd level is roped off. No shoes allowed below deck in the museum. Leave footwear at a rack on the main deck by the entrance to the museum. Ask for complimentary... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

About 20 years ago, I visited my sister in law and her family in Malacca and she took us on a walking tour around the various scenic attractions in Malacca. Back then, the Malacca River was blackish like charcoal, filthy and polluted and there was a stench when you got close to it. There were also stilted wooden squatters along... More 

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Located at the riverside of Malacca, surely this Museum is not to be missed! It's a unique kind of museum where an exact replica of a Portuguese ship ( Flora de la Mar) used as a Museum. The museum contains artifacts, exhibits and historical pieces that share Malacca's history back to trading and shipping era. The ship like museum has... More 

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