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“Interesting Restoration”

No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre
Ranked #7 of 151 things to do in Melaka
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Owner description: Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors and visit a fine example of a late 18th century two-storey building. “No 8” houses a permanent exhibit on the conservation and restoration process of the building, as well as a short history of early shophouse and Dutch hybrid domestic architecture. The house is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30am to 4pm. No entrance fee; but donations are welcome.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heeren Street is a restored two-storey shophouse/residence from the mid-1700s. The original builders of 8 Heeren Street adopted the construction methods of the Dutch, discarding timber and thatch in favour of bricks with clay roof tiles. Worth about 20 minutes with the informative guides.
Operating Hours: 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Entrance fee: free by donation

1  Thank mikesierra
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"conservation project"
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"dutch era"
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"future generations"
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"quick look"
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"goh"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was cool to see this historic site and learn about what the buildings were made of back in the 1700s. The man working there was awesome, provided some real insight into the project and history of the place.

Thank Kirsten H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old shop/house restored to its former glory. The guy tending the house was very informative and willing to answer questions. Only a short walk from the river and well worth the visit

Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Given modernisation of cities future generations wont know how ancestors used to live and work.I like place is reminded of history captured.A guide gives you brief introduction whereafter you can see house for yourself .

Thank Flitz8
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I'm sure many people pass this by without realising what an historical place it is.

A visit here will not take you very long, 30 mins or so, but the curator will give you a detailed but not too boring introduction to the history of the place and the work which has been done on it.
A few explanation boards but not too many to bore you rigid
And it is barely 50m around the corner from Jonker Street

A gem. Give it 30 mins of your time.

Thank PipPaul W
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