Museums Tour of Melaka, Melaka (Self Guided)

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
Author: leticia
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.
Democratic Government Museum

2) 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

3) 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: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Islam Museum

4) 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: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
UMNO Museum

5) 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.
Historical and Ethnography Museum

6) Historical and Ethnography Museum

The Historical and Ethnography Museum is located in the Stadhuys (the central district of Melaka). Housed on the second floor of the building, this 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
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 - 6 pm
TLDM Museum (Royal Malaysian Navy Museum)

9) 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.

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

10) 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 - Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 9 am - 9 pm

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.
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
Tour of Melaka's Historic District

Tour of Melaka's Historic District

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
Tour of East Melaka

Tour of East Melaka

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
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
Tour of Old Melaka

Tour of Old Melaka

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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Melaka for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Melaka has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Melaka, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.