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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner 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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Western Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This provides a glimpse into the ships and those who sailed in them in centuries past and and currently in the Royal Malaysian Navy. The replica ship of times long ago and the informative displays in the museum are wonderful as is the Naval (RMN) area of the display. Again money well spent

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Cairo, Egypt
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place took me hundreds of years ago. It's nice, however there is nothing much inside of it! Half an hour is fair enough for it. It was an excusite experience to get inside a ship museum :D

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Rickmansworth
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31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Cost 6 myr to visit and was well worth it. Going below decks you learn all about Malaccas history with some life size statues and tableaux to give you a good picture. The steps on the ship would be challenging for elderly people. We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend.

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Margate, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a great way to understand the development of Malaka. We took the audio tour which explained each part of the Museum. There were a few stairs to negotiate but easily done. the tour covered 3 levels inside a replica ship. it was interesting and informative. There were a few fans to cool off by but the temperature inside... More

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Manila, Philippines
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22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I later found it to be the replica of a Portuguese ship within the compounds of the Marine Museum. Plenty of gallery exhibits, comprising of antique finds and life-size panorama, can be found inside for a MYR6 entry fee. It was adequately maintained, except for the toilets. Fortunately, the unmaintained toilets are located outside the replica ship; its messiness cannot... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Giant ship from the outside, allow us to live the pirates dream for a while. Ticket cost RM6 for foreigner and RM3 for Malaysian. As 1st we thought we can't get into the interior of the ship, but we can and its about 3 storey high. As for the exterior, we can only go up to level 2, which you... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited this museum because we felt Melaka was/ is rich in maritime history. There are three buildings, inclusive of the large wooden ship. Probably men and boys would enjoy it more.

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Melbourne
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95 helpful votes 95 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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