Melaka Museum :: Maritime Museum (the Flor de la Mar)
Address: Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Malacca City, Melaka.
Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm (weekdays); 9.00am – 9.00pm (Weekends)
Admission fee: RM3 for adult; RM1 for children.
The Maritime Museum is housed in a replica of the ‘Flora de La Mar’, a Portuguese vessel that sank off the coast of Melaka while on its return journry to Portugal, carrying plundered cargoes from Melaka. The replica is 34 metres high, 36 metres long and 8 metres wide.
The construction work on the replica started in early 1990 and it was opened to the public in 1994. The Maritime Museum was officially opened by the Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on June 13, 1994.
The museum highlights Melaka’s importance as a regional and international entrepot from the period of the Melaka Sultanate in the 14th century to the colonial era of Portuguese, Dutch and British. The exhibits, artifacts and documents from the Melaka’s golden era as the Emporium of the East and reveals how political control of Melaka was essential to the establishment of maritime dominance in the region.
GPS Coordinates: 2.191999N, 102.246591E Show on map