Maritime Museum (Malaysia)

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Maritime Museum
Muzium Samudera
Melaka Malaysia Flor-de-la-mar-01.jpg
General information
LocationMalacca City, Malacca, Malaysia
Opening13 June 1994
Maritime Museum phase two

The Maritime Museum (Malay: Muzium Samudera) is a museum in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia.[1][2][3] With monthly visitors around 20,000 people, it is the most visited museum in Malacca.[4]


The work on the museum started in early 1990 and it was officially opened to the public by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on 13 June 1994. The phase two of the museum is housed in the old Guthrie building and was opened by State Committee for Tourism, Culture and Environment Chairman Poh Ah Tiam on 23 May 1998.[5]


The museum main exhibits the replica of Flor do Mar with 34 metres high, 36 metres long and 8 metres wide. The museum also houses exhibits, artifacts and documents from the golden era of Malacca and shows how political control of Malacca was essential to the establishment of maritime dominance in the region. It also displays the trading link of Malacca from the early time through the colonial era until independence.

Opening time[edit]

The museum opens every day from 9.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m., except on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in which it opens until 8.30 p.m.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Virtual Museum Melaka". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  2. ^ "Maritime Museum Melaka - Malaysia Tourist & Travel Guide".
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-08. Retrieved 2015-07-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Maritime Museum Phase Two". Archived from the original on 2015-02-07.

Coordinates: 2°11′30.5″N 102°14′47.2″E / 2.191806°N 102.246444°E / 2.191806; 102.246444