Built in 1650 as the official residence of Dutch Governors and Deputy Governors, the edifice is a fine example of Dutch architecture, with solid doors and louvred windows. Believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East, the port-red theme extends to the other buildings around the Town Square and the old clock tower. Preserved in its original structure and form, it now houses the History and Ethnography Museum. On display daily are fine traditional bridal costumes and relics from Melaka's glorious past. Unlike most museums in Malaysia, which give little or no explanation, here it would take a couple of hours to reead your way through the detailed explanations of Melaka's past. Also, within the Stadthuys is the midly interesting Literature Museum, focusing on Malaysian writers. Admission to both these museums is included in the admission price to the Stadthuys.Tel: +606 282 6526

Admission fees:

Opening Hours:
9.00am to 6.00pm (Sat-Thu)
9.00am to 12.15pm & 2.45pm to 6.00pm (Fri)


  1. Ashley // November 9, 2007 at 10:43 AM  

    Wow... I would definitely love to come see these attractions. When is the best time to visit?
    I have linked your site to mine :)

  2. Maxx // November 13, 2007 at 12:15 PM  

    Anytime... :)
    Thanks again...

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