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Malaysia Architecture Museum    

  Muzium Seni Bina Malaysia, No. 1, Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka, Melaka | Visit Website |   06-286 4763
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The museum traces the history of architecture in Malaysia from its early beginnings right up to the modern hi-tech skyscrapers of today. It describes how the infusion of Chinese, Indian, Arab and European influences have helped create some of the country’s most unique styles and designs.

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Tags: Historical

What to Expect?

The museum building was originally built by the Dutch Empire in the 18th century during their occupation of Melaka as the residence and administration center of the Dutch officials. During the British Malaya period, the building was used as an administrative office.

After the independence of Malaya in 1957, the building became the office of Melaka Water Board. In 2000, the building was restored to its original shape by the department of Museum and Antiquities. The museum was opened in 2004 and it is administered under the Antiquity and Museum Association.

Source: Malaysia Traveller

The building consists of two floors, which is divided into:

Ground floor
- Introduction
- Historical Development of Malaysian Architecture
- Architecture and Beliefs

Upper floor
- The Typology
- Carvings and Motifs
- Tools and Technology
- Materials
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 Address:   Muzium Seni Bina Malaysia, No. 1, Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka, Melaka

Visit Website

06-286 4763

Everyday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Reviews 4.5   (91)
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    Crystal Chi

    3 weeks ago

    RM5 per person for entry. Just two floors so a little boring. But it’s a good place to rest and get cool when you are so tired after walking so long.

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    Woofer WasTaken

    4 weeks ago

    Visited the museum, it was one of if not the best Museums in the area about architecture, a lot of detailed models of known historical locations around Malaysia.

    It is a must visit place for those who are passionate about architecture and building styles. It is only 2 bucks a person, so it is a steal.

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    Maria Kleine

    3 months ago

    I spend around 30 minutes in the museum. The information is clearly conveyed (also in English) with interesting models and pictures. The different cultural influences on Malay architecture and meaning behind designs are explained, too.
    The staff was very friendly and helpful. I only had to pay 2 RM entry. (Would have paid 5 RM, too, it’s really worth it!)

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    noor shazwani

    3 months ago

    An architecture museum in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia which exhibits various architectural materials, building models and concepts. main objective is to showcase the uniqueness and diversity of architectural heritage in Malaysia as well as to handle and provide basic information on the history and development of architecture found in this country. The price very reasonable to malaysian citizen and free for children.The museum is dedicated to Malaysian architecture.A lot of things we can know about malaysian history. Very recommended place to visit when u come to malaysia.

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    Nuur Fatin Shahirah

    3 months ago

    The Malaysia Architecture Museum is a great place to explore the rich history of Malaysian architecture. The museum is filled with unique and interesting artifacts from the past, and visitors will be able to learn about the different styles of architecture that have been used in Malaysia over the years. The museum also has a great collection of photographs and other documents that provide insight into the history of Malaysian architecture. The museum staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they are always willing to answer any questions that visitors may have. Overall, the Malaysia Architecture Museum is a great place to visit and learn more about the history of Malaysian architecture.

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