The Melaka Islamic Museum along Jalan Kota is housed in the Bastion House building which was built in 1910 by the British rubber company Dunlop, and is strategically located in the most visited tourism area in Malacca. Malacca Islamic Museum is located just next to the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum, a modern day replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th century palace, which has an extraordinary variety of historical artefacts and display items.
The Malacca Islamic Museum displays information and artefacts pertaining to the Islamic culture and customs. Furthermore, the Melaka Islamic Museum also serves as a research centre on the spread of Islam for researchers and scholars studying the history of Islam and Malacca.
Visitors visiting the Malacca Islamic Museum can understand the spread of the Islam religion in Malaysia through a chronological display method for ease of understanding the timeline of the arrival of Islam as a religion in Malacca and on in what manner the Islamic religion expanded throughout the entire Malaysia. There are eight main exhibition halls arranged in chronological order for an easier understanding and appreciation for visitors which also contain information of important Muslim figures, displays of important Islamic building in the world and traditional Islamic outfits.
Among the interesting artefacts on display in the Melaka Islamic Museum are replicas of an early Al-Qur’an, historical records of mosques in Melaka, replica of the Prophet’s sword and several rare religious books. From the exhibition in the Malacca Islamic Museum, visitors can reconnoiter the importance of Malacca in the history of Islam and its links with other Islamic civilizations such as China, India, Arab countries and South East Asia.
The spread of Islam religion in Malaysia since 15th century has been firmly established in the country until today. The Sunni Islam of the Shafi’s school of thought has become the sanctioned religion of Malaysia.
|Monday||Closed on Public Holidays|
|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|