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Address: Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive...

A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive museum; Melaka’s colorful seafaring history is tastefully displayed within.

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Looks can be decieving

Sound interesting in your guide book. However in reality it could have been a better tourist experience. Still interesting but could have been better illuminated. It might have... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
simon m
Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sound interesting in your guide book. However in reality it could have been a better tourist experience. Still interesting but could have been better illuminated. It might have been better having somebody dressed in pirates clothing explaining what you are looking at the various displays. Your entrance ticket also includes the Martine museum across the road which we went to.... More 

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Nilai, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there before and the third time was more awesome as they have opened a new museum nearby. The good thing about the ticket is that it is affordable, and it allows you to visit three spots including the Marine Museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids loved the ship architect and design. Lovely to read about the history of this city. Clean and convenient location and price.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located only 10min on foot from the Red Square, we only went to the 'ship' section of the museum. Due to preserving the wood floors of the ship, shoes are to be removed prior to entering the air-conditioned interiors. Inside details the historic trades, wars and piracy events of Malacca's past. Despite the fact that it was a cool relief... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum consists of three buildings with the highlight being the ship replica. As most Melaka museums you need to take your shoes off inside the exhibition (for no reason). The items on display are quite interesting if you are interested in marine life or in sea expeditions history. Overall, it's a nice attraction if you have time but not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small space. However, the exhibits are well layout and will provide you with some easy to understand tour around the ship. My highlight of the trip there was taking some photos on top of the ship.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I didn't went inside but from the exterior, it is very cool and interesting. It is a fake ship I guess but a nice place to take photos

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Rather boring presentation of what could potentially be a rather exciting history lesson, I don't understand the need to take shoes off nor the rather racist dual pricing policy, only that very morning had the paper been full of the inequity in Malaysians visiting Singapore and this was just to visit a boat.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The museum is in three parts, on both sides of the road. The replica of the Portuguese ship is probably the highlight, but I enjoyed the museum on the other side of the road, with all the information on the Malaysian Navy. The other building, on the same side of the road as the ship, is interesting, with a lot... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Visited this with the my family with young children. The experience is nice, but there are a lot of things to explain to the kids. We loved the ship model displayed inside where we can observe different type of ships used by different country. Other than that, the other display are just average. Ticketing really need improvement.

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