Maritime Museum of Malacca
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This is one of the most noteworthy museums in Malacca, not only for its content, but, above all, its appearance: one of the buildings of the museum is made in the form of a huge ship – a copy of the existing ship of the XIV century called Flor de la Mar, owned by the Portuguese. On one of its voyages en route to Portugal, the ship sank off the coast of Malacca. According to the surviving descriptions, a copy of the ship was built and opened to the public in 1994 as a museum that tells about the Portuguese period of Malacca.
The museum is divided into the main one – the ship itself, its decks, holds, the captain's cabin, and a small one-story building next (with a separate entrance). In the expositions of the museum complex, models of ships, ancient maps, chests, bronze figures of the crew, paintings with marine subjects, marine fauna and much more are recreated.
🕐 Working hours: daily, 09.00-17.00; Friday-Sunday, 09.00-20.30.
💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: Adult-6 ringgit, children (7-12 years old) - 2 ringgit, children under 7 years old-free.
🚶 How to get there: located a little south of the historic center, can be reached on foot (on the map of Malacca)