This is a replica of a Melaka Sultanate Palace known as Istana. The palace was made as it is in the 15 century when the famous king Sultan Mansur Shah ruled Melaka from 1456 to 1477. This building is a Cultural Museum an currently housing about 1,350 items in the form of artifacts, prints, photographs and drawings which represent the history and cultural heritage of the Malay Sultanate of Melaka and the various communities which came to settle and trade in Melaka during 15 – 16 century.
The three-storey building made by wood divided into eight chambers and three galleries including chambers of the Royal band, weaponry, decorative arts, emissaries and gifts, a recreation hall, an audience hall and an Islamic hall. Enter the galleries and you will see painting and replica about famous fighting between the legendary Malay warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat that has supernatural power. Other than that, get to know traditional costumes and the royal bedchamber. Exhibits include prints and photographs of the Melaka Sultanate, a model of the Sultan Mansur Shah Palace, Malay weapons, Malay traditional wedding dress, jewelleries and brassware.
Daily: 9am – 6pm
Closed on Monday