Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, Melaka: Hours, Address, Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
3.5
Speciality Museums • Ships
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive museum; Melaka’s colorful seafaring history is tastefully displayed within.
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Juniper64
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia71 contributions
Closed for renovations as of August 2020
Aug 2020
You'll be able to pose for slightly distant selfies against the exterior of the ship, but they are reworking the interior so you can't go in. It's only 3 mins walk from the river cruise boarding area, so if you're killing time while waiting for sunset, go have a quick peep.
Written 4 September 2020
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LESTERSEOW@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia117 contributions
Take a Glimpse of Melaka History
May 2019
There is a lot to see inside this museum. If you are a fan of Melaka history, I'm pretty sure you will enjoy it. If you are here just to have a look, I would say it is still a pretty good place too. A good place to spend you afternoon in Melaka.
Written 16 April 2020
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GPhillipsMBE
Carterton, UK2,777 contributions
Slightly disappointed
Feb 2020 • Couples
Foreigners are charged more than locals. The boat is okay but lacks inside artefacts etc. The museum itself is a bit boring. The video presentation pictures are poor and there is no English option!!!
Written 26 February 2020
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ceenu1969
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
good evening visit
Mar 2019
go to visit early evening so that the dark with lights can also see

good place to visit and nearby food outlets and jonker is also nearby
Written 12 February 2020
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lasl0nimne
Tulsa, OK405 contributions
Replica?? I think not
Jan 2020 • Couples
Not even close to a “replica”. Sorta looks like a poorly maintained boat from the peeling outside but inside it’s a three-story container for Google page-prints mounted on the walls. Ditto the adjacent Ocean Museum. Very few actual displays and memorabilia.
A waste of time and money.
Written 8 January 2020
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Patsy A
Melbourne, Australia62 contributions
History
Dec 2019
The ship is well preserved and the diorama is well researched and presented. Explained in some detail about the early Malacca sultanate. The upper most deck was closed for maintenance but currently there is enough to read and see. Need at least 2 hours to explore and read.
Written 3 January 2020
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Benz 譚
Jakarta, Indonesia539 contributions
Less to none interactive museum
Dec 2019 • Family
Need more air con inside especially the ship part .. 2nd part was better but still need more light and explanation .. some room is really not interesting where you just see large poster with explanation hanged on the wall. Will be better if the TV that I thought supposed to show some explanation is really turned on and not just left there not working.
Written 24 December 2019
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ET_Global
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia74 contributions
Great way to spend 1-2 hours with kids
Dec 2019
Interesting as you get to enter a replica ship, and read a a bit about the history of Malacca. Tickets are very cheap (RM6 for adult Malaysians, and about USD3 for foreigners. Kids below 6 are free)

And ticket comes with access to 2 other museums - Maritime Museum (just beside) and TLDM (Navy) Museum just across the road. You get to see a decomissioned Army helicopter, a Navy ship and their machine guns (upclose) and other weaponry.

Great and fun way to spend an hour or two.
Written 22 December 2019
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Angelina K
Sibu, Malaysia15 contributions
Stunning view from the outside
Dec 2019
Yes i would encourage everyone to visit this museum if this is your first visit to Malacca. But the next time we go to Malacca, i don't think we will visit the museum again, though the entrance fee is very reasonable and you get to explore a few museums under one ticket (the museum under the marine theme of course), but the interior is not well maintained. Kinda disappointed, but from the outside, definitely a great view and it's a beautiful replica ship, but inside, the government should spend some money in maintaining the museum. The highest deck is closed and we did not have the chance to go up. They will ask you to take pictures and if you don't want to buy, it's okay. They charge like RM25 for a small picture, RM50 for a big picture. It's pricy okay, but with us inside the photo, we got the small one instead just for souvenir purpose. Overall, informative but poorly maintained.
Written 22 December 2019
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Dr. H. C. Matthew Sim, PhD
Singapore, Singapore385 contributions
Portuguese Replica Ship - Tourists could visit when in Malacca. Review by Dr H C Matthew Sim
Nov 2019
Portuguese Replica Ship - Tourists could visit when in Malacca. Review by Dr H C Matthew Sim. Interesting to know how Magellan felt in his ship. Get someone to stand at the bottom of the ship to take a photo of you standing at the side deck of the ship. Ship has several levels. Airconditioning in one part of ship. No Airconditioning in the Captain Cabin. See my youtube channel Dr H C Matthew SIm. Regards Dr H C Matthew Sim
Written 6 November 2019
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