Muzium Samudera / Samudera Museum (Flor de La Mar) Malacca
Muzium Samudera (Samudera Museum) (Flor de La Mar) Melaka
Muzium Samudera (Flor de La Mar) is located near the mouth of the Melaka River in Malacca City. Samudera Museum (Flor de La Mar) aims to illustrate the role of Malaysia in its history as a trading centre of the past through the Malay Sultanate of Melaka and the development of regional maritime activities during the sultanate as Portuguese, Dutch, British and Japanese colonization of Malaya. This Museum exhibits paintings, old maps, ship models and artefacts related to maritime and trade in Melaka.
The first phase of the Museum is a replica of the Portuguese ship “Flor de la Mar” belonging to the Age of Exploration, and this replica measures 34 meters high, 36 meters long and 8 meters wide. This phase was built in the early 1990s and was officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Y.A.B Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on 13 June 1994.
The second phase of the Museum is located in the old Guthrie warehouse building restored by the Public Works Department next to a replica of Flor de La Mar, a contiguous structure from the earlier Marine Museum construction. The Museum is equipped with an exhibition on marine nature. It covers several themes such as ocean exploration, life at sea, treasures from the sea and most recently, the WWF exhibition.
The second phase of the Museum was opened to the public starting on 23 May 1998. The exhibition space uses modern audio and unique lighting technology with themes related to the maritime world.
The exhibitions in this phase are more focused on the personality of the ocean and its relationship with humanity, taking into account the process of civilization and technological change in line with the current modern development of the country.
Tuesday to Sunday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Last Entry: 5.00 pm
Adult – RM6.00
Children – RM3.00
Adult – RM2.00
Children – RM6.00
Address : Muzium Samudera / Samudera Museum (Flor de La Mar) Malacca
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75 000 Melaka, Malaysia.