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“Nice subject matter but this museum might need a rethink!”

Ranked #42 of 145 things to do in Melaka
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

The Architecture Museum of Malaysia (free entry) is one of several museum visits you can make on Jalan Kota street which runs along the bottom of St. Paul's Hill just back Dutch Square.

This museum is another specialist museum, providing two floors and a 5-6 rooms that can be visited in 15-30 minutes. We liked watching the short video on the ground floor as well as the model Malay style houses and buildings that were on display. However, like other museums along Jalan Kota, we found the displays 'overly texty' and lacking creativity in delivery. As such, while potentially enjoyable to architects and those with some interest in this profession/hobby, others will find this museum a bit dry and be ready to move on quite quickly after entering.

In the end, the subject matter itself is quite interesting but the museum might need a rethink in order to make it a more enjoyable visit. We did prefer it to the nearby UMNO Museum but not as much as the Stamp Museum or the Malay and Islamic World Museum, which are all located sort of back-to-back along Jalan Kota street.

If you are visiting Malacca and short on time, you might want to take a pass on The Architecture Museum of Malaysia

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Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

If you love architecture and you are keen on learning about the Malaysian then this is the museum for you. It is very informative but could be tedious for others (well, there are a few models of buildings which are cool). And it's free.

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