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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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Audio tour was the best part

The audio tour was the most interesting part of the museum, and for RM3 it was well worth it. Would have been easy to get lost in all the written information if we get the audio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The audio tour was the most interesting part of the museum, and for RM3 it was well worth it. Would have been easy to get lost in all the written information if we get the audio. It was small museum, but being housed in a replica ship made it that little more interesting. Gave an interesting history of Melaka.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's parked right next to the river and next to the melaka river cruise location. So give it a go It's has simple but informative historical exhibits and displays. Some of the name were actually familiar from my history classes back at school. So it was nice to put it all in context after so many years of studying history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Do pay the extra for the audio guide. We originally visited to escape the heat once we heard there was aircon in the boat-an added bonus. Inside the boat itself was interesting although the adjoining museum which you are permitted to visit is dated and less informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Took the audio tour option which was well worth it mainly because having visited many museums I was a bit weary of reading anymore information so it was great to just listen for a change, though as everything is explained through posters etc. this is not essential. Fully A.C. So an extremely pleasant hour or so. This is a replica... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place is actually nice and good to visit. In here you can see a lot of stuff from the past with descriptions on them. It is enjoyable to learn about the history in it.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We had just over one hour to spare before leaving Melaka and this was an excellent choice. We took the audioguide and found it interesting and informative. The fact it's inside a replica boat makes it really fun. Plenty of history to be learnt about the town.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Interesting visit and lots of fun if you have kids! The older kids can opt for the audio guide and the younger kids can find their way around the ship and look at the statues and replicas of the ship. We only visited the main area of the ship as it was crowded (we visited over the school holidays and... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Make sure you take time to visit this unique museum. It's by far my favorite among all I've visited (and I've visited many). It's a well preserved galleon ship used during the 17th and 18th century (if I'm not mistaken) with life sized statues and diorama depicting how traders go about their business. I've lost count of how many times... More 

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Bandung,Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited the Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, or Muzium Samudra in Malay, on 1 May 2015. Because its a long weekend ,and a national holiday of labor day , its full of people. Located at Jalan Merdeka , between the Waterwheel and Malaysia Royal Navy museum. Entrance ticket is RM 6 per adult,RM 2 per child for foreigners ,50... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went with my kids, aged 5 and 7. The fruit of my loins, having watched one too many episodes of Jake and the Neverland Pirates, have themselves morphed into pirates of exceptional skill. Even the shortest of road trips would entail stops at a petrol station for some chips and packet drinks, whilst longer trips would always include pit stops... More 

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Address: Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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