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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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Nice but not too much to see

It´s a nice area to wonder around but there is not too much to see in it. I expected much more from this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2013
ana192

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The building was nicely restored but it is just a building, nothing in it. There are some panels on the walls with pictures and an explanation about the shophouses and the rstoration but really that's it. It is free to go in but you are asked for a donation or to buy a book as you leave. Opens at 11am.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It´s a nice area to wonder around but there is not too much to see in it. I expected much more from this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Only needs a quick visit (< 30 mins) but one of the highlights of our Melaka visit. Unfurnished but beautifully restored shophouse building. Signage shows what the building looked like pre-restoration and provides information about some of the architectural features (roof tiling to allow heat to escape, wall structure and plastering materials used to keep the building cool). Gorgeously simple... More 

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Nilai, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Not much to experience here. Did not feel I got any feeling of knowing what was interesting here. Perphaps a permanent guide or guides to show and explain.

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phnom penh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

fabulous & beautiful. We were walked around & told the complete history of this beautiful building...gave great insight when looking at other buildings. Donations greatly received & worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Restored house with information on boards. Only 3 rooms. Not a 'must see'. Guide explained some history but had read up so sorry I was bored.

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Vancouver Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre is a most interesting place to visit. An excellent restoration of an old shophouse has taken place. The guide there was most informative and gave of his time willingly. So many of the older buildings have fallen into disrepair it is noteworthy that this little house has been spruced up. If you want to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Interesting restoration project. Ah ha moment when I realized that this house form was based on 17th century Dutch houses and pre-dated the Peranakan houses. The Peranakans borrowed, as did the Chinese who were also mixed into this old section of town. The beach was originally right across the street from this house, and the area was later filled in.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

While the building itself wasn't that remarkable, the man who seemed in charge of the whole deal is extremely upbeat and passionate about making sure it was preserved in the best way... it was he who make the difference. It was a lot of fun learning facts about the building and seeing where the original foundation / roof was in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was on the same street as our hotel so we popped in - a great way to spend a quick half an hour, with a very friendly owner who introduced the conservation work they have done on the building and then let us explore. There isn't much to 8 Hereen (it won't take long to go round) but it's... More 

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