Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum
Muzium Budaya Cheng Ho
郑和文化馆
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum.JPG
General information
TypeMuseum
LocationMelaka City, Melaka, Malaysia
Opening2006
OwnerTan Ta Sen[1]
Technical details
Floor area5,110 m2
Website
www.chengho.org/museum
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum exhibition hall

The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum (Malay: Muzium Budaya Cheng Ho; Chinese: 郑和文化馆) is a museum about Zheng He in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia.[2][3][4] With a total floor area of 5,110 m2, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is the largest museum in Melaka.

History[edit]

The museum building is believed to sit at the original site of the warehouse complex Guan Chang, built by Zheng He around 600 years ago to temporarily store goods he acquired during his travels. The warehouse complex originally occupied 10 acres of lowland along the northern bank of Melaka River.[2] Five Ming-era wells were unearthed during the museum's construction.[5]

The museum was founded by Tan Ta Sen and opened in 2006.[6] He is also the president of International Zheng He Society.[1]

Exhibitions[edit]

The museum exhibits the life of Zheng He and his world voyage in his fleets. It displays his travel with big pictures of Chinese history. The museum can roughly be divided into several sections, which are:

  • Old Melaka Village
  • Ship Gallery
  • Treasure Ship
  • Antique Gallery
  • Garden Courtyard[7]

The museum opens everyday from 9.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The museum building is divided into three levels.[8] It occupies 8 units of old shop houses and covers a total floor area of 5,110 m2. Some of the shops were built before 1786. A drum and a bell tower are located in front of the museum.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chinese admiral is the adopted son of Malaysian city". cntv.cn.
  2. ^ a b c "Cheng Ho Cultural Museum Melaka - Malaysia Tourist & Travel Guide". attractionsinmalaysia.com.
  3. ^ "郑和文化馆". 穷游网.
  4. ^ "Malacca City Museums and Art Galleries: Malacca City, Malaysia". world-guides.com.
  5. ^ Wong, Edward (18 December 2014), "Celebrating the Legacy of a Chinese Explorer", The New York Times, retrieved 7 July 2015
  6. ^ a b "Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum in Melaka". malacca.ws.
  7. ^ "Cheng Ho Cultural Museum". goMelaka.
  8. ^ "Cheng Ho Museum in Malacca, Malaysia honors Chinese admiral", The Los Angeles Times, 27 November 2011, retrieved 7 July 2015

Coordinates: 2°11′43.3″N 102°14′54.9″E / 2.195361°N 102.248583°E / 2.195361; 102.248583