Malaysia Prison Museum

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Malaysia Prison Museum
Muzium Penjara Malaysia
Malaysia Prison Museum.JPG
General information
LocationMelaka City, Melaka, Malaysia
Opening20 November 2014
Technical details
Floor count2
Malaysia Prison Museum interior

The Malaysia Prison Museum (Malay: Muzium Penjara Malaysia) is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia.[1]


The museum building used to be a prison built in Malaysia. The building was originally constructed in 1860 by Governor Colonel Cavenagh as HM Prison Jail. In 1964, it was changed to Henry Gurney School 2nd Bandar Hilir. On 11 June 1990, it was upgraded to be Bandar Hilir Prison. Finally, approval was issued by the Prisons Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs to modify the prison into a museum. The Malaysia Prison Museum was officially opened by Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca Mohd Khalil Yaakob on 20 November 2014.

Opening time[edit]

The museum opens everyday except Monday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Challenge to create Pudu Jail museum". NST Online.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 2°11′17.9″N 102°15′46.0″E / 2.188306°N 102.262778°E / 2.188306; 102.262778