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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Great if you are going with kids

The big replica of the wooden boat cannot be missed. It is visible from pretty much anywhere if you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Probably the best museum in Malacca BUT...

Probably the best museum in Malacca. BUT not that interesting. It's mainly reading texts rather... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive museum; Melaka’s colorful seafaring history is tastefully displayed within.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good44%
  • Average31%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The big replica of the wooden boat cannot be missed. It is visible from pretty much anywhere if you are in the centre of the old town. If you are travelling with kids, its a great activity, entrance is quiet cheap and lot of texts...More

Thank Amarshallsaf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best museum in Malacca. BUT not that interesting. It's mainly reading texts rather than seeing artifacts. But it's a great way to learn the history of Malacca.

Thank timoshym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the maritime museum and the ship. Kids got to learn first hand about what merchant traded past, the fashion and trade routes. Not to be missed if you have yound kids.

Thank Globetrotter1978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance fees were cheap and it covered 3 museums. There were descriptions and histories of all the things and pictures that were on displayed. We rented 2 interactive earphones ( RM3 each ) for our children as there were too many things to read...More

Thank Star_dust_rainbow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a fan of the old Melaka, then this is a must-place to visit since besides being a good background for an impressive selfie, the information provided within the museum is extensive - since before Melaka even began. This is my second visit...More

Thank eeynis13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great looks on the outside, average on the inside. It is definitely GREAT for those who are interested in history of Melaka and different ships that travelled to Melaka for all sorts of trading and stuffs. Might be a lil boring to those who are...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A visit here is great if you'd like to learn about the history of Malacca as a port, and how it passed between the Portuguese, Dutch and British. You'll walk around 3 different levels and read information boards, an audio guide is also available for...More

Thank drwols
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The maritime museum looks very impressive from the outside, however the inside lets the place down a little. The boat itself is great and is a great draw to the museum but it seems to be only that. The place isn't really child friendly as...More

Thank Elle1nad
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A museum in a very huge ship. This is a nice place to take photo and learn about history of trading in Melaka

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is one place which is lovely to see. Its well maintained and clean .I keep going to this place and every visit I learn something new.

Thank Prameela_Rajaratnan
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Can we take our own pictures inside the museum or is it prohibited?
3 July 2015|
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Response from simplyCarol396 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take unlimited pictures inside and outside the museum.