Democratic Government Museum Melaka

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The Democratic Government Museum in Melaka traces the development and practices of parliamentary democracy after Malaysia’s independence in 1957. Prior to becoming a museum, the Democratic Government Museum building was the Malaccan State Legislative Assembly where legislative and financial bills were introduced, contested and voted upon.

As the Melaka State Legislative Assembly moved to Ayer Keroh, the Melaka state government decided that the 40 year old State Assembly building which was an important institution to a democratic government, to be preserved and turned into the Democratic Government Museum.

In the Democratic Government Museum of Malacca, visitors can gain a great insight into the constitutional system of Malaysia government post independent. Visitors can wander through an array of interesting displays which includes a miniature parliament building, statues of former Malaysian politicians and rubber stamps of different political parties. The Democratic Government Museum also preserves documentation of Malaysia’s past and present governance with exclusive consideration to the practice of democracy in Malaysia.

There are many informative boards that display various laws governing Malacca which include the Malacca Marine Law, Customary Law, Malay State’s Law and many more. Furthermore, customary uniforms for the members of the Legislative Assembly are on display in the Museum as well.

The museum is situated along Jalan Kota which is adjacent to the ever popular tourist hot spot in Melaka – Jonker Street.





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Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Phone +606-2841934
  • Address Jalan Kota, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

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