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Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum    

  Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka, Melaka | Visit Website |   06-282 6526
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Also known as the Muzium Kebudayaan (Cultural Museum), The Museum is a modern reconstruction of the palace of the Melaka Sultanate. It showcases the artifacts and history of the Malacca Royal rulers, and the palace they used to live in.

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What to Expect?

Melaka Sultanate Palace is a wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. Set at the base of St. Paul’s Hill it was painstakingly constructed in 1985 using traditional construction techniques and materials, based on accounts in the 16th century, Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) text.

The three-storey museum is divided into eight chambers where you can see a variety of weaponry, decorative arts, traditional costumes, brassware, jewellery and more. Plus there are three galleries depicting famous legends through dioramas, including the famous clash between legendary Malaccan warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat.

The museum showcases more than 1300 items of Malacca's past. There items include photographs, weaponry, drawings, musical instruments and gifts from foreign emissaries. All these items are displayed in eight different chambers and in three galleries on the three floors of the palace. Admission into the palace is RM2 per adult and RM0.50 per child. It is closed on Mondays and opens on Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 6pm. Since the palace is at the foot of St Paul's Hill, do not miss the chance to visit the St Paul's Church. which is at the top of the St Paul's Hill.

Along the way up the hill, you will also pass by some museums. They are the Architecture Museum Malacca and the Stamp Museum Malacca. Also close by is the Islamic Museum of Malacca where you can view displays of how Islam came to Malacca and spread to the entire country. There certainly are many places of interest to visit in Malacca. A day trip to this wonderful place is not adequate. Do consider staying at any hotels in Malacca as there are hotels of all types which will cater to your every need.

The museum opens every day except Monday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
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 Address:   Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka, Melaka

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06-282 6526

Everyday Except Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Reviews 4.5   (1,821)
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    E-g Romaizi

    2 months ago

    Fantastic palace design. It does feel like you were at old Melaka ages. The ticket price is consistent with the experience we had. The palace looks well kept, only the front garden looks abandoned for a long time. Overall it is a good place to visit.

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    Alan Tee

    2 months ago

    The Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum offers a glimpse into the history of the Malacca Sultanate, one of the most prominent kingdoms in Southeast Asia. While the place is huge, only the palace is open for visitation, which may be a letdown for some visitors.

    Inside the museum, visitors can see the Sultan's bedchamber, meeting room with his ministers, and various picture and history board explanations. However, the overall experience can feel somewhat underwhelming, visitors typically spend less than 15 minutes for the entire museum visitation.

    One downside of the museum is the entrance fees, which is RM 15 for Malaysians. Some visitors feel that to encourage Malaysians and kids to learn more about the history of Malacca and Malaysia, the museum should not be charging.

    Overall, while the Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum offers a glimpse into the region's rich history, those interested in the history of the Malacca Sultanate may find it worth a quick visit.

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    Niki N

    4 months ago

    The overall quality in most of museums in Melacca is abysmal, and by comparison this one is a tiny smidge better, but still not worth the 20 RM entrance. I expected nothing and still disappointed.
    The narrative and storytelling is non-existent and it's boring as hell.

    Positive reviews come from people who don't know any better, unfortunately. Do yourself a favour and have a coffee and cake on this money instead.

    I loved the historic massage chairs inside and this one guy who had mastered an ancient craft of levitating, apparently.
    Inside it's all modern replicas of various traditional costumes.

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    puteri dahlia

    6 months ago

    This museum is worth visiting. My kid enjoyed it so much. Very informative about Melaka Sultanate and other histories too. And It surrounds with beautiful landscape.

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    Mieya Tasya

    6 months ago

    A historical place that can be seen for future generations about the sultanate.

    Goodness embedded for children and grandchildren who will inherit to gain knowledge.

    suitable for peaceful and calm conditions to recall the memories of the previous heroes.

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