Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum (Istana Kesultanan)

Sultanate Palace Museum is a wooden replica of royal residence, of Sultan Mansur Shah who was ruling Melaka during the 15th century, now in the world heritage city of Melaka in Malaysia. The palace museum today houses lots of exhibits and detailing showcasing Melaka's rich history, heritage and life in the earlier times.
The original palace was said to be constructed without using any nails. Istana Kesultanan Melaka is open from 9 AM to 5 PM. Back in 2016 when we visited this place, it was last attraction of the day that we could visit before heading back to Kuala Lumpur. There was a token entry fee around 2 MYR.

Once inside, we could see several exhibits depicting lifestyle, royal life and historical representations of Melaka. There're 8 different rooms or chambers, each housing different type of exhibits - like weapons, traditional dresses, royal artifacts, paintings and so on.

Above exhibit depicts king's court in session, with king in his seat and ministers and others by the side.
Below: Different dressing styles for men

Below: Looks like some kind of dispute or fight- in the corner notice a lady looking curiously.


Some paintings depicting village life



 On the outside, we could see some armoured cars and a vintage chevvy
Located at Jalan Kota, do not miss a visit to Sultanate Palace museum when in Melaka. Time to spend: about 1 hour or more, depending on your interest.

Other Melaka posts: Encore Melaka * Snowball * Menara Taming Sari *
More Museum posts: Devil's Museum, Kaunas *  Chennai Railway Museum * 3D click art museum, Chennai * Sudha's Car Museum Hyd * Heritage Transport Museum * USS Midway Museum * Australian National War Museum

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