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No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre

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Address: 8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 (0)6 - 281 1507
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Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors...

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.

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Experience Centuries Old Melakan Architecture

This museum/heritage center offers a unique way to experience and understand the heritage of Melaka during the Dutch era. It was restored as a UNESCO project using the building... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This museum/heritage center offers a unique way to experience and understand the heritage of Melaka during the Dutch era. It was restored as a UNESCO project using the building techniques of the era it was built - e.g. the walls are "papered" with lime, as opposed to concrete or dry wall, and the bricks are laid out to demonstrate the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This was really interesting and a good contrast to Baba Nonyya Heritage museum. The guy who showed us around was very knowledgeable about the building and the local area. It does not contain anything much in the way of furtniture etc and is very much about the building. It was exceptionally hot when we arrived and the guide provided us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by our Baba Nyonya museum tour guide, and we're glad we did. Colin, who works there, is very knowledgeable and informative about the style of architecture, Malaka and Malaysia in general. His English is impeccable and it was a pleasure and very interesting talking to him. Would definitely recommend.

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Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The building shows the fundamental simplicity of life several hundred years ago. Whilst built in the Dutch era, the Curator told us the Dutch sought advice from builders of the era to achieve a building suitable for the local environment, which I suspect it did admirably. It is not furnished, as the focus is the building. Well worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

After seeing the temples and noble buildings in both Georgetown and Malacca this is a great visit - a down to earth, humble and beautifully restored house from the "normal" people. Not that much to see but enjoy the panels and the knowledgeable employees there. The shocking thing is that these buildings are slowly disappearing, so it's an example to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

This attraction might be small but we were stuffed full of information during our visit. An interesting attraction staffed by passionate people. A great slice of history and our visit really complimented the other sights we had seen. Entrance is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Interesting Heritage from the Dutch colonial period in the 1700s, restored architecture. Colin Goh is very knowledgeable and besides introducing me to the architecture of the house, he also told me some of the stories of the Dutch colonial period in Melaka. Entry is by donation.

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

I've been to Melaka a few times over the last few years but only chanced upon this place as our accommodation was just nearby. Truly appreciate the effort by Badan Warisan and I hope more people would discover this little place hidden amongst other much fancier facade. For such a little place, we actually spent quite a bit of time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This is a simple but interesting shop house restoration with no entrance fee but donation suggested. We spent quite a bit of time talking to Colin, who was manning it - and who was a great source of historical and general informaiton about the city. He even gave us tips on where to find some of the best food before... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This restored Dutch house is an example of an 18th century construction process. Originally built in 1794, restoration works were carried out with a grant from the United States Embassy in Malaysia. Much of the original structure has been restored with materials from the same era. Entrance is free and it is worth a visit.

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