Located beside a courtyard of the Stadhuys is the Education Museum. Housed within a building that was built by the British in 1884, the Education Museum used to be a school, and later a government office before being used as a museum. The Education Museum showcases the development of education from the era of the Malay Sultanate to present day.
A diorama depicting a classroom during British rule. Till this day schools in Malaysia use similar uniforms and classrooms look somewhat similar.
Visitors to the museum get to see various models (mock up displays) of classrooms from the less formal setup during the Malay Sultanate times, to the times when the British brought British styled education to Malacca with more modern equipments, and finally to current formal classroom systems adopted from the British.
A diorama depicting a classroom in a religious school.
The Education Museum is what I consider to be a mini museum. It is accessible from the courtyard where the Dutch Well and toilets of the Stadhuys are located. There are steps that lead up to the Education Museum.
The Education Museum certainly is worth visiting especially if you are a museum buff. There is a small fee to pay should one decides to visit. The fee to the History And Ethnography Museum covers 5 museums including the Education Museum and the Admiral Cheng Ho Gallery.
One of the entrances to the Education Museum.
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Opens daily from 9am to 5.30pm
Contact: +606 333 33333 (PERZIM or Malacca Museum Corporation)
Entrance Fees at time of writing
(do call before your visit as prices may change)
Adults: RM5.00 (Malaysian Citizens With MyKad) / RM10.00 (Without MyKad)
Children (age 7 to 12): RM2.00 (Malaysian Citizens With MyKad) / RM4.00 (Without MyKad)
Children below age 7: Free entrance
Google Maps to Education Museum.
Note: To locate the entrance to the Stadhuys, head to the History And Ethnography Museum.
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