Stepping into the lives of the Ancient Melaka Sultan
A beautiful replica of the original Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. It is build the traditional way, without any nails. According to historical records, the original was destroyed a year after the sultan ascended the throne by lightning.
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The outside the building is overwhelming. The garden areas are well taken care off.
At the entrance, you will find a miniature replica of the palace.
Inside it depicts some Melaka history and palace life. The three-storey museum is divided into eight chambers where you can see a variety of weaponry, decorative arts, traditional costumes, brassware, jewellery and more. Plus there are three galleries depicting famous legends through dioramas.
The first diorama would be the Sultanate chamber meeting. Which what it might have been like in those days.
Then on to the Sultan’s bedchambers
There’s also a diorama depicting the epic battle between two best buddies Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat.
And various different dioramas of different merchants and their wares when traded in Melaka.
It’s good for an educational tour. Visitors must remove their shoes before entering as it’s a Malaysian culture. We do not wear shoes in the house. So don’t wear your espensive shoes. As you will have to leave it outside. It’s not wheelchair friendly, due its many staircase. The museum opens from 9am till 5pm. Entrance fee for citizen of Malaysia RM3.00 adults and RM2.00 Child. For non citizen RM5.00 for adults and children RM2.00. The entrance fee is very nominal for the information you will receive.
Address :- Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Contact No;- 06-282 6526
Open Hours :- 9.00am till 5.00pm (Closed on Mondays)
Entrance Fee :- Malaysian Citizen RM3.00 (Adults) and RM2.00 (Child)
Non Malaysian RM5.00 (Adults) and RM2.00 (Child)
Then after that on to the St. Paul Hill