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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Nice history of Melaka trading heritage

It shows a lot of models of internal of rich strong melaka trading as it is their main surviving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nylira Y
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Interesting Museum | Two staged | Old ship and adjoining Muzim

It was on my must-to-do list for Meleka. I love history and history of vehicles / wars / and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks 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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“replica ship” (18 reviews)
“audio guide” (9 reviews)
“big ship” (7 reviews)
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Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It shows a lot of models of internal of rich strong melaka trading as it is their main surviving trade in past.

Thank Nylira Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was on my must-to-do list for Meleka. I love history and history of vehicles / wars / and transportation fascinates to the core. Upon checking out usual tourist spots around Dutch Square - I embarked on the journey towards Muzim Sumendra or Maritime Museum....More

Thank R0nin1770
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A replica of the Portuguese ship which sank in the coast of Malacca while on its way to Portugal. Great introduction to the maritime history of Melaka.

Thank M J
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I went here with my husband during our short holiday in Malacca. It is located adjacent to a number of tourist attraction in the old city area. The museum is located inside a replica of a Portuegese ship. It is very eyecatching from outside. Inside...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The museum tells a story about the time the Portuguese invaded Malaka. At the time, Malaka was an important place in Asia for colonialism. The ship/museum is a nice little cultural place. Take about an hour and visit it to get a great historic feel...More

Thank mvwijland
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful reconstruction of an old world Portuguese trading ship. It is a stunning museum when you see it from the dockside and inside is very interesting with lots of displays on the history of Melaka as a trading port, especially in Spices.We were there early...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This museum inside a Portuguese ship is an interesting concept. It has some nice photo opportunities and generally well kept. Not too large but it also has options to take audio tour.

Thank Abhishek D
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was a pleasure. You could go onboard the ship and read all about the way in which Melaka developed as a trading port over the years from the original traders through the Portuguese, Dutch and British invaders.

Thank Punter42
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a good effort to replicate a former ship and its history, but it just falls short in many ways. Be patient among the crowds and playing children and you may actually be able to read and absorb some of the amazing history.

1  Thank Stewarts11
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The museum could use some sort of guide. We went through thinking it was just the boat deck to then find out there were panels of information inside the boat. The information was super interesting but I agree that it could be presented in a...More

Thank Rossana2005
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3 July 2015|
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Response from simplyCarol396 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take unlimited pictures inside and outside the museum.