The Kite Museum of Melaka is located in adjacent to the Dutch Square of Melaka, a stone throw away from the famous Jonker Street of Melaka, along Jalan Kota. The Kite Museum is directly above the People’s Museum, situated on the fourth floor of the building.
The Kite Museum was opened in September 1995 by the then Chief Minister of Malacca Mohd Zin Abdul Ghani. Visitors and kite lovers visiting the Kite Museum in Malacca can comprehend how, since kite’s invention, in what manner the kite has served man. Upon visiting the Kite Museum, visitors will have a great understanding of kites being a mechanism of long distance communication, weapon of war, sports and leisure activity.
Visitors are entertained with the numerous kites on display, from traditional to modern, of different shapes and sizes, from all parts of the world. Additionally, the Kite Museum also displays the different kite-making techniques and materials used in various countries, and the role of kite in the cultural life of the people in the mentioned countries.
Apart from kites, there is also a section dedicated to Wau, a traditional Malay kite. The Kite Museum also exhibits traditional Malaysian games such as the gasing, congkak and guli-guli.
Visitors can kill two birds in one stone by visiting the People’s Museum of Melaka (Muzium Rakyat) that is situated directly below the Kite Museum in the same building. The People’s Museum portrays various interesting facts and information about Malacca – information regarding the manner on how the administrative structure, social infrastructure, tourism and manufacturing industry, evolved and developed through different time period.
Both museums are situated in the most popular tourism exploratory area of Malacca. There are countless of museums situated in this area of which include The Governor’s Museum which display personal belongings of several governors of Malacca, along with portraits, costumes and other ceremonial objects of the Governor Office in Melaka. For stamp avid, the Stamp Museum of Melaka is not to be missed.
|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|