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Architecture Museum of Malaysia

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Address: Melaka, Malaysia

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Educative and Interesting

If you're into architecture, you will love this. I'm not big on architecture and I still thought this was interesting. Free entrance.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
Ahmad E
Beirut, Lebanon
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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Relatively small museum, but a lot to learn inside. FOC and nicely air-conditioned. Well explained panels supported with graphics and photographs. The museum relate history, culture and people that shape Malaysian architecture. Suitable for all - architect or not, or just some random person with interest in history and culture.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you're into architecture, you will love this. I'm not big on architecture and I still thought this was interesting. Free entrance.

Thank Ahmad E
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Free entrance, very good introduction video. Nice exhibition. Gives a good overview of developments in architectural styles in Malaysia.

Thank 500andrei
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Quiet. Air con. Free. A slice into Malacca history through its architecture. There is so much to the Malacca history because it had colonial powers of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. There is also history of the different Malaysian provinces. There are large panels that explain its entire history as well as wooden models of the different architecture styles. On... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Located near Dutch square, just 5 minutes walking distance. No entrance fees, is F.O.C so if have time, please do stop by.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The presentation mainly consists of large posters written in Malay and English and wooden models of notable buildings. In addition to this there are some audio-visual media presentations, the commentary from the one at the entrance being audible throughout most of the building, which I found pretty distracting when trying to read the contents of the posters. There was nowhere... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Provides good and logical approach to understanding the evolution of Malaysian Architecture. The documentation is great and thorough.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I never knew there were so many styles in Malaysian architecture until this visit. The place was very quiet compared to the hustle and bustle outside in the Red Square. The entrance staff was friendly.

Thank Jen L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

It's not big, quite simple and fast to explore with. Information provided quite good. Free admission. Located in the Heritage Area (Kompleks Warisan Melaka), so you can walk through to other museums or attractions.

Thank Leonard S
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

The last museum I stopped by during my museum-hopping adventure. Museum dedicated to the architecture history of Malaysia. There are illustrative and detailed showcases of the different types of peninsular Malaysian kampungs (by states interestingly) ànd also longhouses of Borneo Malaysia as well as modern Malaysian architecture and how it is influenced by Islamic arts. A great retreat from the... More 

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