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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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Address: 51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 606-283-1135/6

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Plenty to see.

A museum packed with exhibits and information on history, culture, etc. There is a large variety of subjects and themes, including quite amazing models of ships and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

A museum packed with exhibits and information on history, culture, etc. There is a large variety of subjects and themes, including quite amazing models of ships and re-constructions of voyage scenes and landscapes. The broad collection has many artefacts and you could spend much time reading the wealth of information provided. Some of the exhibits are more elaborate than others... More 

Thank Wingecarribee
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting place to wander around and learn more about Admiral Zheng He (Chang Ho) and his trips. There are lots of other exhibits relating to those years too. We have been to see the huge boatyard in Nanjing, China where the fleet was built. The replica junk that we saw and explored in Nanjing was one of mid sized... More 

Thank BorneoJessie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated behind right behind Stadthuys, unfortunately it was close on a Friday. Really looking forward to visiting Cheng Ho museum. There is a parking in the area, entrance near the foothill, do look for it. Will definitely go again.

Thank scubadude9
Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a school trip and we had a guide bring us through the entire museum which was perfect since there were too many of us students to read any signboards. She explained everything with great amount of detail and even showed us a bit of a documentary about the great Cheng Ho. Recommended for history enthusiasts interested in Melaka's... More 

Thank Sophie G
Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several years ago I read the book by Gavin Menzies, 1421: The Year China Discovered the World (2002). I was fascinated, and only I was sorry to read as academic critics had radically criticized the book's leading idea. In essence - the critics observe - there is overwhelming evidence that the powerful fleets guided by Chinese admiral Cheng Ho have... More 

Thank Brun066
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

There is so much info and stuff in here, you could spend a whole day looking around (I almost did). From history of Cheng Ho and the Great Fleet to other interesting exhibits about the general history of the other close asian nations. I can actually not rate this museum high enough. Was amazed at the 1421 exhibit which will... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This museum is built on Admiral Cheng Ho's Guan Chang (loosely translated to warehouse). The museum houses the relics excavated from the site itself and provides a comprehensive documentation of Cheng Ho's 7 sea voyages. The displays offer insights to how Melaka and the rest of the Southeast Asian region benefited from Cheng Ho's visits.

Thank KitYingLye
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This visit opened my eyes to the rich history of Melaka. From China, the Netherlands, Malay and Portuguese.

Thank Trevor K
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I went into the museum with my sister and cousin (our ages range from 19 - 23). There weren't enough of us to form a tour group as it was the day after a busy long weekend in Malaysia however my sister asked the lady there to perhaps share a few words with us about the museum and she kindly... More 

Thank Nicole T
Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you wish to know the history of Admiral Cheng Ho this is the place to visit. Even though you have to pay a minimal fee, it is worth it. There will be a guide to bring you around and astound you with the rich history. They have loads of antiques in there, a small theatre for show and also... More 

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