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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is Malacca icon. It seems that nobody will miss this as all the buildings here are painted in dark red. Always crowded with people having selfie or group photos. Be aware of pick pockets. There are decorated trishaws to bring you around the area...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has a fairly large display exhibiting the historical and cultural aspects of Melaka, and also shows the different eras of Melaka history under different colonial powers. Some of the writing on the labels describing the display is too small and therefore difficult to...More

Thank MichaelChew
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited along with my family in the first week of Sep-2018. It is a great historical place. The surrounding environment is also great.

Thank A_Shifayet
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are considering museums, this, Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum & the Maritime Museum are the three musts. Need upwards of two hours if you plan to read what you see. The museum covers colonial times onwards (as far as I recall), is well air...More

Thank GeneralShamu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the must visit place when visiting Melaka. A beautiful old historical character of Melaka during the Dutch era.

Thank Nr H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here, we can have an insight of how old these buildings and the history of the city during colonization time. Not far from here On jonker street we can find old skool, nostalgic stores

Thank Bioniacs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

te exhibits went on and on, but i found the museum fairly boring. The signs for the exhibits were so small and low, you almost need to get on the floor to read them. The building itself is really nice, and is worth a look...More

Thank Brent H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We’re Dutch so we had to visit this old government settlement, but there is not much characteristics left and the museum held in it doesn’t have a very good chronological story to meet its historical significance. Googling is the better way to go and talking...More

Thank hennelien
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great Museum, if you love history and need to know about Meleka you can spend hours here. There is lot about Meleka and it occupants from Portuguese, Dutch and its oldest aboriginals culture. Entry fee is few cents , the artifacts are great you wont...More

Thank Yogesh D
Reviewed 31 July 2018

From Vietnam, I was so curious when seeing the Spain influence in the Malacca architectures! Don't forget to try 3 wheels vehicle with cute decoration - bargain ^^

Thank Trường Đ
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Response from Ngan H | Reviewed this property |
After taking your lunch upon reaching Melaka, I suggest you take the river cruise first near the Stadhuys. Then you take a short taxi ride to Masjid Selat Melaka. After that, you can drop by Menara Taming Sari. A short walk... More