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Architecture Museum of Malaysia

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If you enjoy architecture this one is worth a visit. The building itself is worth a look and the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Beautiful and informative

One of the two free entrance museum downtown with the nearby Museum of Royal Malaysian Customs... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

We went to this museum and were really amazed with the collection! There are scale models of different buildings in Melaka and even the building itself is a nice example of colonial architecture in Melaka. Really interesting and what´s more, free!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you enjoy architecture this one is worth a visit. The building itself is worth a look and the displays have English commentary. There are some great old photos of various Malaysian buildings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kathyk0l
Reviewed 6 June 2018

One of the two free entrance museum downtown with the nearby Museum of Royal Malaysian Customs Department. And both are worth visiting! The museum of architecture is located in a beautiful historic house. It showcases the wide variety of construction styles not only in Malacca,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vicente8
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Museum is fantastic and full of architecture history. We enjoyed every single moment. Staff are friendly. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in architectures ti visit this well maintained museum. And entry is free.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nina_Most
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We came right before they were to close on a Wednesday afternoon. (4:30 or so. They close at 5:00 p.m.) We didn't have much time to take in the huge amount of information -- but it was a substantial and fascinating look at the major...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

There is RM3 admission fee to visit the museum. They display each ethnic architecture building in Malaysia. A good place to have an idea/ picture of Malaysian life style. Facilities need to be repaired & well maintained. Aircond is not functionning well at a few...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank leecK9330OU
Reviewed 24 May 2017

As an architect myself, i was overexcited to enter the museum which occupies one of the original buildings by the Dutch, but we were rather disappointed. All displays and descriptions were too long, boring and distracting. Not well composed. Unwelcoming entrance & almost all interactive-displays...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Haikal_Hazman
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a place where you and the whole family members can learn about Malacca history. It is very informative and educational for the younger generations to explore , learn and remember for the rest of their life.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank WanZaidi
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The building itself is interesting. Inside are about 10 rooms which explain Malaysian buildings, their history and purpose - for example, there are various religious ceremonies to choose an appropriate plot of land, even for non-religious buildings. You are taken through the various styles and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Roland D
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The museum contains details about different architectural styles in Malaysia and shows some of the tools an elements of traditional malay architecture. The museum is free and is a nice stop while in the dutch square if you have time.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank MahAshraf
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11 April 2015|
Response from nazrif87 |
I believe it is operating on office hours basis from 10am to 5pm.