Admission: 10 RM for foreigners
One of the must visit museums, besides all the the museums I mentioned in my previous post, is Malacca Sultanate Palace. I don’t even know how to categorize this place, whether it is museum or a palace. So, let’s call it a Museum of the Palace.
This wooden palace was originally erected by the already extinct sultanate of Malacca. But don’t let this fool you! This palace is just replica of the original that once belonged to Sultan Mansur Shah. Who was he? He was the nobleman who ruled Malacca from 1459 to 1477.
Nowadays, this palace has become the home of the Cultural Museum. This means that you can learn as much as possible about the glorious history of Malacca. As you can see, the museum inside is tremendous. It showcases more than 1300 items related to Malacca, starting from traditional costumes from every state in Malaysia up to some immersive displays of the ceremonies and traditions in Malacca.
Traders from the Siam and Gujarat in the past
The display of how the Sultan received his guess in the past
The entire building is made from wood, so you can still smell the inimitable scent of it as soon as you come into the building. And also, it’s really comfortable to stay and stroll around inside on a real scorcher of a day like when we were there.
Don’t forget to remove your shoes before you enter the building!