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No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre

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Address: 8 Jalan Tun Tan, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 6-281 1507
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Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors...

Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors and visit a fine example of a late 18th century two-storey building. “No 8” houses a permanent exhibit on the conservation and restoration process of the building, as well as a short history of early shophouse and Dutch hybrid domestic architecture. The house is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30am to 4pm. No entrance fee; but donations are welcome.

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Shirley our guide quickly established that we understood English and then whisked us around this wonderful Chinese merchant establishment with an informative commentary and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Shirley our guide quickly established that we understood English and then whisked us around this wonderful Chinese merchant establishment with an informative commentary and a sense of humour . Akin to the Florentine merchants, business was done on the ground floor . The shop front opened into a wooden counter with capacious storerooms behind . The business thrived , evident... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A small, impeccably restored shop house. It would take just a few minutes to walk around, but we probably stayed for an hour talking to the interpreter. He was great. Lots of insights that added much to our visit to Melaka overall.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting, original Melaka building worth a short stop. An employee shortly explained the background of the place, after which we could look around. Free, but do donate some money for the good cause!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the house. We were fortunate to meet Colin, who told us lots of information about restoring the old Dutch style shop houses and about his life growing up in Melaka. Don't hesitate to call in whilst you're here!

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Thank N_washbrook
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This museum/heritage center offers a unique way to experience and understand the heritage of Melaka during the Dutch era. It was restored as a UNESCO project using the building techniques of the era it was built - e.g. the walls are "papered" with lime, as opposed to concrete or dry wall, and the bricks are laid out to demonstrate the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This was really interesting and a good contrast to Baba Nonyya Heritage museum. The guy who showed us around was very knowledgeable about the building and the local area. It does not contain anything much in the way of furtniture etc and is very much about the building. It was exceptionally hot when we arrived and the guide provided us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by our Baba Nyonya museum tour guide, and we're glad we did. Colin, who works there, is very knowledgeable and informative about the style of architecture, Malaka and Malaysia in general. His English is impeccable and it was a pleasure and very interesting talking to him. Would definitely recommend.

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Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

The building shows the fundamental simplicity of life several hundred years ago. Whilst built in the Dutch era, the Curator told us the Dutch sought advice from builders of the era to achieve a building suitable for the local environment, which I suspect it did admirably. It is not furnished, as the focus is the building. Well worth a look.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

After seeing the temples and noble buildings in both Georgetown and Malacca this is a great visit - a down to earth, humble and beautifully restored house from the "normal" people. Not that much to see but enjoy the panels and the knowledgeable employees there. The shocking thing is that these buildings are slowly disappearing, so it's an example to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

This attraction might be small but we were stuffed full of information during our visit. An interesting attraction staffed by passionate people. A great slice of history and our visit really complimented the other sights we had seen. Entrance is free.

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