Kite Museum (Melaka)

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Kite Museum
Muzium Layang-Layang
People's Museum, Kite Museum, Beauty Museum.JPG
General information
Type Museum
Location Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia
Opening September 1995
Kite Museum exhibition hall

The Kite Museum (Malay: Muzium Layang-Layang) is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia.[1][2][3][4][5] The museum building receives around 2,000 visitors every month.[6][7]

History[edit]

The museum building was originally constructed in the 1960s, believed to be built on top of the ruins of Dutch building. It was initially used as the Melaka Historical City Municipal Council building. The Kite Museum was officially opened September 1995 by then Melaka Chief Minister Mohd Zin Abdul Ghani in conjunction with the Regional Malay Customs seminar.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The museum is located at the upper floor of the building. The building also houses the People's Museum and Beauty Museum at the ground floor and top floor respectively.

Exhibitions[edit]

The museum displays various aspects of kites, such as communication, use as weapons, sport, leisure activities, how different countries make kites, different materials to make kites, role of kites in the life of people etc. It also displays the Wau Gallery, Traditional Games, Top Spinning Gallery and Datuk Wira Haji Md Borhan bin Yaman Gallery.

Opening time[edit]

The museum opens everyday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Virtual Museum Melaka". virtualmuseummelaka.com. 
  2. ^ "PERZIM - Kite's Museum". PERZIM. Archived from the original on 2015-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Kite Museum". goMelaka. 
  4. ^ http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2009&dt=0618&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Selatan&pg=ws_08.htm
  5. ^ Ibrahim Mohd Noor. "Muzium-muzium Di Negeri Melaka -MyRokan". myrokan.com. 
  6. ^ "PERZIM - Statistik Pelawat Muzium". PERZIM. 
  7. ^ "Museum". melaka.gov.my. Archived from the original on 2015-10-27. 
  8. ^ "PERZIM - Harga Tiket". PERZIM. 

Coordinates: 2°11′30.1″N 102°14′57.2″E / 2.191694°N 102.249222°E / 2.191694; 102.249222