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Museums Tour of Melaka (Self Guided), Melaka

If you like to visit museums, then Melaka is the place for you! This cultural center of Malaysia is home to a great variety of museums, many of which are located in the city center. You can choose to learn more about stamps, ethnography, architecture, the Malacca Sultanate, or the storied history of the city. Check out the most interesting museums in Melaka on this tour!
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Museums Tour of Melaka Map

Guide Name: Museums Tour of Melaka
Guide Location: Malaysia » Melaka (See other walking tours in Melaka)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Cheng Ho Cultural Museum
  • Historical and Ethnography Museum
  • Democratic Government Museum
  • Architecture Museum
  • Islam Museum
  • UMNO Museum
  • Stamp Museum
  • Royal Malaysian Customs Museum
  • Maritime Museum
  • TLDM Museum (Royal Malaysian Navy Museum)
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

1) Cheng Ho Cultural Museum (must see)

This cultural venue is dedicated to the prominent Admiral Cheng Ho and has a variety of exhibits related to the life and times of the famous Admiral. Located on Lorong Hang Jebat in the historic part of the city, this museum will transport you back to the 15th century.
Historical and Ethnography Museum

2) Historical and Ethnography Museum

The Historical and Ethnography Museum has exhibits that showcase the lifestyle of the numerous communities and sub-communities of Melaka. The first floor is dedicated to the history of the city.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Democratic Government Museum

3) Democratic Government Museum

The Democratic Government Museum is located in the heart of Melaka and formerly served as the Malacca State Legislative Assembly. Today this museum displays a variety of exhibits related to past and present governments of Malaysia. Here you can also chart the events that led to Malaysia's independence.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Architecture Museum

4) Architecture Museum

The Architecture Museum, or Muzium Seni Bina, is located next to the Islam Museum in the center of Melaka. Inside, you can find numerous models of buildings, depicting trends in local and international architecture.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Islam Museum

5) Islam Museum

Located at the foot of St. Paul's Hill, the Islam Museum is housed in the former headquarters of the Melaka Islamic Council. It has a variety of interesting exhibits related to Islamic culture. It also has exhibits that illustrate the importance of Islam in the city during the period of the Melaka Sultanate.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
UMNO Museum

6) UMNO Museum

Located in central Melaka, the UMNO Museum focuses on the founding and subsequent struggles of Melaka. Here you will see historic photographs, letters and other items that relate to this theme.
Stamp Museum

7) Stamp Museum

The Stamp Museum is located in the heart of Melaka's historical district near many other museums. At this fascinating museum, you will find numerous stamps of various colors and shapes, as well as old envelopes, fine letterhead and postal uniforms.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Royal Malaysian Customs Museum

8) Royal Malaysian Customs Museum

The Royal Malaysia Customs Museum, or Muzium Kastam Diraja Malaysia, is not to be missed! Situated in the Stadhuys (the central district of Melaka), it has fascinating exhibits related to Royal Malaysian Customs.

Operating hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm.
Maritime Museum

9) Maritime Museum (must see)

The Maritime Museum is housed in a life-size replica of the Portuguese ship “Flora de La Mar.” Opened in 1994, this fascinating museum is situated along Quayside Road and displays various exhibits, artifacts and documents related to Melaka's maritime history.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm; Friday: 9 am- 6:30 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 9 am - 7 pm.
TLDM Museum (Royal Malaysian Navy Museum)

10) TLDM Museum (Royal Malaysian Navy Museum)

Opened in 1994, the Royal Malaysian Navy Museum teaches about the history and importance of the Royal Malaysian Navy. In the museum, you will find photographs of admirals, medals of honor, an explanation of the ranks in the naval command, naval uniforms, weapons, equipment, navigation symbols, and more.

Walking Tours in Melaka, Malaysia

Create Your Own Walk in Melaka

Create Your Own Walk in Melaka

Creating your own self-guided walk in Melaka is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Melaka's Historical District Tour

Melaka's Historical District Tour

Melaka is the historical center of Malaysia and has many old buildings, ancient tombs and fascinating ruins. The history of the city speaks through its landmarks. Take this tour to visit the most popular and noteworthy landmarks in Melaka and to learn more about the city's fascinating history!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Tour of Northern Melaka

Tour of Northern Melaka

Melaka’s northern district is an interesting area where you will find numerous attractions and landmarks. Here you will find historic religious buildings, a Chinese cemetery, a memorial for Civilian Chinese Victims of WWII, the ruins of Rosary Chapel, and Melaka River Pirate Park. Take this tour to visit these fascinating sites in northern Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Old Melaka Tour

Old Melaka Tour

Melaka's historic district is a wonderful area where you can find two mausoleums of great Malay warriors, several outstanding temples, the Chinese Opera Theater, traditional Malay houses and excellent shops. This part of the city embraces its rich history and welcomes all visitors. Take this tour to see the most interesting attractions in Old Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
East Melaka Tour

East Melaka Tour

The eastern part of Melaka is home to the beautiful Shree Ambaji Temple, the impressive Hwa Kor San Temple, the historic St. John's Fort, and the fascinating Bird Sanctuary. Take this tour to visit the most interesting and prominent attractions in this part of the city!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Melaka Introduction Walk

Melaka Introduction Walk

Melaka Town, the capital city of Melaka, the third smallest state in Malaysia, is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its rich colonial past carefully preserved in the town center architecture. Among the most notable buildings are 16th century Portuguese-built St. Paul’s Church, 18th century Dutch-era Christ Church and the neighboring Stadthuys, the old town hall currently housing...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Tour of Melaka's Central District

Tour of Melaka's Central District

Melaka is the capital city of Malaysia, its historical hub and center of tourism. Melaka has variety of interesting sights and landmarks, which reflect the long history of the city. Many of these attractions are located in the Stadthuys, or central, area of the city. Take this tour to visit the most interesting sights in Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 Km or 0.2 Miles