Maritime Museum & Naval Museum
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Maritime Museum & Naval Museum information
Embark on a voyage through Melaka's maritime history at these linked museums. The most enjoyable of the three (one ticket covers them all) is housed in a huge recreation of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Melaka. The fun of posing on the deck and clambering between floors rather eclipses the displays and dioramas, though the audio guide (RM3) adds engaging detail and a soundtrack of seagulls.
The museum continues in the building next door (follow the signs) with exhibits featuring local vessels, including the striking Kepala Burung (a boat carved like a feathered bird) plus an assortment of nautical devices. Across the road from here, the Naval Museum has uniforms and informative displays, but the highlight is an atrium packed with boats and a helicopter.