Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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Micael27
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
Very informative
Feb 2020 • Solo
Bigger than expected and take you from his childhood all the way to his 7 voyages. All well explained.
The only miss was a guide.
Takes a few hours to read all the panels.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written 6 February 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,633 contributions
Recommend it for anyone interested in history
Feb 2020
The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is a museum dedicated to the great mariner, Cheng Ho, and famous voyages. Broadly, the museum is divided into a biographical section of the life of Cheng Ho, and the remainder to his voyages. The museum goes into great details about the voyages, the organisation of the ships, the planning and control of the fleet and the legacy left behind by the voyages. There are hundreds and possibly thousands of artefacts, some of which are very high quality. This is probably the best museum in Malacca and I’d definitely recommend it for anyone interested in history.
Written 5 February 2020
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STANTE0
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
Interesting collection of items and stories
Dec 2019
It is one of the more informative displays on Cheng Ho I have seen in various countries. While the exhibits may or may not be authentic historical pieces, there is a good amount of displayed material. The info content of the display is interesting enough for me, especially getting into various details.
Written 9 January 2020
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Ray L
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Must Visit
Oct 2019
Well worth a visit - needs at least two or more hours. Best value for money. so much history from a layman's perspective.
Written 6 November 2019
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bctanbc
Singapore, Singapore566 contributions
Interesting place
Nov 2019 • Friends
Quite nice and interesting if you love history and art, best if you follow someone who can explain to you the things inside, for example when you enter the museum, you see Cheng Ho’s ship fleet arranged in a specific sequence and strategic positions, you can visualise how he travelled between continents.

Show your local msian IC, ticket at RM10 per adult.

Take note that they under renovation, still can visit anyway.
Written 4 November 2019
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Elizabeth C
Hong Kong, China7 contributions
terrible experience
Sep 2019
i paid RM15 to get into this museum, but i felt like i could learn more about Cheng Ho in my Chinese history lesson than this place. There were lots of exhibits, but they didn't come in a coherent theme. This museum is about Cheng Ho, but there were also other items that were not related to him or not from the time which Cheng belonged to. For example, there were compasses in the 19th century and lots of unknown potteries.(??) Also, those mannequins displayed in the museum could scare visitors, as the light is weak inside and not many people would visit the place at the same time.
Last but not least, PLEASE TURN ON THE AIR CONDITIONER!!!!! Melaka is a hot place and perhaps locals have got used to just having electric fans indoor, but not many foreigners could stand this. I almost fainted inside the museum as it was very very stuffy inside.
I am truly disappointed with this place. While it claimed to be the largest museum in Malaka, with so much promotions going around in tourism materials, I expected it to be a professional one. But it just appeared to be like an amateur exhibition with no ventilation at all. I felt that I have wasted my RM15 and my time in this place, and would ask my friends not to visit this museum if coming to Melaka.

air conditioner
scary mannequins
words too small
Written 7 September 2019
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AndyB-GC
Gold Coast, Australia218 contributions
Helps explain the importance of Melaka for its naval signifigance
Jul 2019 • Family
This museum showcases the exploits of the Chinese naval expeditions in 1400-1500 and the importance of Melaka as a port in the strait. After watching a short movie in the theatre we were left to wander through the museum to see the artifacts. Lots of reading required from the information written on the displays which repeats the information in the movie but in more detail. Truly incredible learning of the accomplishments of Cheng Ho and the massive scale of the fleet of ships
Written 5 July 2019
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Tang L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia143 contributions
Please switch on the air conditioner, please.
May 2019 • Family
A lot of information and displays in this museum, but the air conditioners need to be turned on to provide ventilation to the visitors.
1. This is a ticket-entry museum. Locals and international visitors are charged differently. Locals need to show the IC to get the RM5/entry ticket.
2. Main theme is the famous Admiral Cheng Ho, the seafarer whom charted the sea back then, from China all the way to Africa.
3. Lots of displays. Lots of information. Suitable for those history lovers.
Written 28 May 2019
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liliannekim
North Wales, PA9 contributions
Wonderful surprise
Feb 2019
Was at the museum today. Tucked at the edge of Jonker street, entrance painted red, can’t miss it. A treasure filled with artifacts and models of the travels of Zheng He or Cheng Ho a moslem Chinese who led the Chinese navy more massive than any European expedition at that time. His armada went 7 times out to visit distant nations all the way up to Saudi Arabia and Somalia. And all this in the 1300-1400s.
Written 13 February 2019
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KY G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6,593 contributions
All about cheng ho and the beginnings
Nov 2018 • Family
Lots of artefacts and visual board for your to read to learn in this 3 storey building. We only we up to the first floor. No guided tour available. Still lots to see if you are a history bug.
Written 11 November 2018
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