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No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre

8 Jalan Tun Tan, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
+60 6-281 1507
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Highly recommended

This visit oozed history and insight into how people lived and traded in Melaka. The man who talked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darron1970
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Interesting Restoration

Heeren Street is a restored two-storey shophouse/residence from the mid-1700s. The original... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
mikesierra
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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LOCATION
8 Jalan Tun Tan, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
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+60 6-281 1507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit oozed history and insight into how people lived and traded in Melaka. The man who talked to us had all the time in the world for all of our questions. I would love to go again.

Thank Darron1970
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Heeren Street is a restored two-storey shophouse/residence from the mid-1700s. The original builders of 8 Heeren Street adopted the construction methods of the Dutch, discarding timber and thatch in favour of bricks with clay roof tiles. Worth about 20 minutes with the informative guides. Operating...More

1  Thank mikesierra
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It was cool to see this historic site and learn about what the buildings were made of back in the 1700s. The man working there was awesome, provided some real insight into the project and history of the place.

Thank Kirsten H
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old shop/house restored to its former glory. The guy tending the house was very informative and willing to answer questions. Only a short walk from the river and well worth the visit

Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Given modernisation of cities future generations wont know how ancestors used to live and work.I like place is reminded of history captured.A guide gives you brief introduction whereafter you can see house for yourself .

Thank Flitz8
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I'm sure many people pass this by without realising what an historical place it is. A visit here will not take you very long, 30 mins or so, but the curator will give you a detailed but not too boring introduction to the history of...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Talk to Colin, the extremely friendly gentleman who runs this small museum where you can see how the original buildings were made. His English is perfect and so are his explanations.

Thank Nico_Jong
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Colin was absolutely amazing as a guide, a museum curator, and an endless source of knowledge. The house was interesting in terms of its history and renovation, but it all paled into comparison to chatting with Colin. If you’re interested in history, culture, restoration, architecture,...More

Thank JoeCod
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Talk to Mr Colin Goh, he is a fount of knowledge about Melaka! You can learn so much about Melaka and her rich history by chatting with Mr Goh!

1  Thank gnoriep74
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We just walked past it. We tried to go in but it was Friday and I guess at that time it was closed. From the outside it wasn't very impressive. There was also very little information on what there was actually to see inside.

1  Thank Rossana2005
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