Malay and Islamic World Museum

Malay and Islamic World Museum, Melaka: Address, Malay and Islamic World Museum Reviews: 3/5

Malay and Islamic World Museum

Malay and Islamic World Museum
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Meanie B
Christchurch, New Zealand65 contributions
Fascinating eye-opener
Apr 2018
Boring - no way - we spent a good two hours here primarily in the Islamic scientific area which was an eye-opener for someone educated in the western system. It was fascinating, everything from alchemy to my trying to wear a suit of armour. Sure a lot of the text is in BM but there is plenty in English. Our only criticism is that the top two floors were too hot and stuffy, esp the top one which was a pity as the textiles and cultural items up there are hugely significant. I wish we'd had more time to go back up to the top. For only MYR 10, great value.
Written 16 June 2018
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Csaba F
Budapest, Hungary230 contributions
Boring
Apr 2018 • Solo
Some interesting items on display, but very little to see, the whole museum is very small. I wasn't expecting much, but what I got for the 10 ringgits foreigners have to pay was a waste of money. If you have absolutely run out of ideas what to do with your time and money, then it might be OK.
Written 19 April 2018
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,975 contributions
Malay & Islamic Museum
Dec 2017 • Solo
The malay gallery & indonesian museum at 1st floor & 2nd floor resoectively are on average. Most of the time, the adhoc exhibition on ground floor worth the time to visit
Written 6 December 2017
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Ahmad E
Toronto, Canada97 contributions
Very Average and dedicated to the Malay race.
Jul 2016
I wasn't impressed here. A lot of the writings are only in Malay without any English translation.
It looked like the museum was purely dedicated to the Malay race, which is racist in my opinion.
Obviously there wasn't much effort that was invested in putting this museum together either, but you can still learn a few things. So yes, do visit but don't expect too much.
Entrance 3 RM.
Written 20 July 2016
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Leonard S
2,506 contributions
Waste of time.
Dec 2015 • Couples
I think this museum is boring, it's not like any other museum along the road. It really need an upgrade to make it interesting. Waste of time, waste of money. Save your RM 3.
Written 5 January 2016
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lonelyrunner_91
Singapore, Singapore141 contributions
Only if you're interested...
Dec 2015 • Solo
The penultimate stop of my melaka museum-hopping trip.

The second floor gallery is dedicated to the Malay history and culture around SouthEast Asia and Polynesian region. While the upper galleries were more detailed towards the spread of Islam and how it influenced the local cultures. There some relics and antiques on display too.

The galleries in the first and topmost floor are seasonal galleries.

Entry fee for foreigners is RM3. You might want to skip this if you are short on time.
Written 3 January 2016
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minaatish
Tehran, Iran193 contributions
very bad
Mar 2015
it dosen't have anything to show they made everything by hand just now but I don't know why they say it is musem????????
Written 13 December 2015
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Information on Islam
Sep 2015 • Friends
Located in Bastion House building which was built in 1910 by the British rubber company Dunlop and was their office until the late 1980's. The building has distinct English architectural elements. The exhibits here showcases information on Islam and the spread of Islam in Malaysia. Visit in conjunction with other museums in the vicinity.
Written 6 October 2015
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,504 contributions
Malay and Islamic World Museum: A decent museum in Melaka
Apr 2013 • Couples
We recently visited Melaka and visited several museums along the foot of St. Paul's hill, this being one of the betters ones to visit. This museum is held in the historic Bastion House building.

At the time of our visit there was a art exhibit on the entire ground floor, providing a few rather enjoyable pieces to look at. The upstairs exhibition rooms held information about the spread of Islam in this region of the world, important Muslim figures, displays of important Islamic buildings, artefacts, traditional dress and other moderately interesting things to see relating to the Islamic world. There were some pieces that seemed out of place, like antique irons from the Czech Republic - not entirely sure what they had to do with this museum. However, in the end, we were ok with what was available to be seen here.

In the end, we thought this museum was ok, worthy of a 20-30 minutes to look around. The nearby Stamp Museum was also an interesting visit and we enjoyed the restored Malacca Sultanate Palace on the other side of the A Famosa Fort gate.
Written 30 May 2013
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Seasoned traveler
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia120 contributions
Nice building
Jun 2012 • Business
It has a nice building with amazing architecture although was a bit too expensive in my opinion. Some of the collection was really old which makes it rather interesting
Written 22 May 2013
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