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“Restoration of a Dutch Era shop-house” 5 of 5 stars
Review of No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre

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 #6 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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.
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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“Restoration of a Dutch Era shop-house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In response to the rapid loss of this particular building type in the conservation zone of Malacca, the US Department of State's Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation had awarded a grant to carry out restoration of a Dutch Era shop-house located at No.8, Heeren Street.
A model project to demonstrate to owners of similar properties how such ancient buildings can be restored to high quality and adapted for new uses.It is also a resource centre for the heritage zone
The material used on the steps at the main entrance and at the thresholds of the passage leading to the air-well of these townhouses was indicative of the social standing of the owner.
Something quite rare and might make a difference among the places you visit.

Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A really interesting experience, well explained by the enthusiastic man working there. There isn't too much to see but it's interesting finding out how the building was restored and how this compares to other buildings in Malacca. We enjoyed our visit.

Visited April 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Part of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A visit to this restored shop-house is a must after the tat of Jonkers Street and the incessant noise.
The restored shop-house has been restored without being embellished and up-dated. The guide was an expert on the history of the place and was most interesting.

Visited February 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Good to know a piece of history of Malacca
Good selection of books available on sale to know Malacca more

Visited January 2014
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Orange, Australia
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“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

There is not much to see in the house, but the staff was very informative. So if you are interested in the house or architecture in Malacca, it is a good idea to talk with him. You can take as many pictures as you want. Admission is free, but you can donate if you like.

Visited December 2013
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