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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Type: Specialty Museums, Ships
Description: 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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Melbourne
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am not into maritime museums but my partner is so I went with him thinking we would be in and out in around 30 minutes. The RM6 ticket gets you entry into three museums. Unfortunately we waited until late in the day, around 3.45pm to go and found ourselves rushing to get through all 3. Definitely wished we had... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this unusual museum! The ship itself is fascinating and it's nice that you are allowed to walk around and explore it, inside and out. The museum is very informative, however I wouldn't recommend a long stay if you are not particularly interested in maritime history. Additionally, it is not very expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Not bad at all as part of sightseeing. History of maritime in Melacca. Replica is quiet realistic with small museum inside. Nearby also few other museums, which we didn't visit.

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Bangkok
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we spent about 1hour here which expains the history of the Melaka Straits and all the trading which went on. Not expensive and worth a visit.

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Kunming, China
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180 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Melaka was an important maritime and trading hub for many years. This museum chronicles how that worked. I liked the trade rout maps more than the displays with mannequins. By now on this trip, I've seen lots of these and have gotten the message that diverse peoples met here to exchange goods. Arabs, Chinese, Indians and so on. I enjoyed... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My first visit was in 2010.Do note the entrance fee.The ship is located near the Post office of Melaka town.Do note that you have take off your footwear and put then into plastic bags that are provided.Here the fun begins.If the day is how the wood will be scorching.The adage , no pain no gain applies here.All the history of... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Well worth a visit, as you can roam through a ship built to resemble a 17th century trading vessel with very interesting exhibits showing the history of this region through the "eyes" of traders from many countries.

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Songkhla, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The famed Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Melaka. It is obviously a replica and was built on that basis. The replica ship exhibits the maritime history of Melaka and on the city's golden age when it was the emporium of the east. Another worthy sight!

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Maritime Museum itself is a replica of the 'Flora de La Mar', a Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Melaka while on its way to Portugal, carrying loot plundered from Melaka. The museum houses exhibits, artifacts and documents from the Melaka's golden era as the Emporium of the East and reveals how political control of Melaka was... More

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Hangzhou, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The museum is a big ship, where you can learn malaka history on different era (dutch, british and portuguese). This museum will also shows you why Malaka was really great back then with their great location and natural resource.

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