Museums & Galleries in Malacca
Melaka museums have contributed a lot to its popularity as a tourist destination. Following are some of the popular Melaka museums that you can visit.
This is one of the oldest museums in Melaka and was constructed in the year 1650. It was the residence of the Dutch Governor and is evidence to the enticing Dutch architecture. Today it is known as the Museum of History and Ethnography. The museum houses a collection of traditional wedding clothes and ancient artifacts of Melaka.
UMNO Museum and the Malay and Islamic World Museum
The UMNO museum has a collection of ancient photos, letters and other documents. It is situated in Jalan Kota between the Islamic Museum and the Muzium Rakyat. The Malay and Islamic World museum is also situated in Jalan Kota besides Porta de Santiago. The museum is well known for its inclusion of the Museum of Torture that has a collection of European Medieval torture instruments. This particular section is situated on the ground floor of the building.
Stamp Museum and the Youth Museum
A visit to the Stamp museum is a must on the travel itinerary of stamp collectors. This is another popular museum in Jalan Kota. It is known for its vast collection of stamps from different places of the world. The Youth Museum or the Melaka Art Gallery is situated in Jalan Laksamana besides the Christ Church. Remember that the Youth Museum is on the ground floor while the Art Gallery is on the second level. The Museum is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum
This museum is open from morning 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and afternoon 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum houses an actual Peranakan heritage town house. It is the best place to learn more about the Peranakan culture. Tourists should remember that photography is strictly prohibited in the museum.