The Melaka Sultanate Palace (a replica of the Melaka
Sultan's palace during the period of the Melaka Sultanate) is located
at the foot of St Paul's Hill. The replica was built from information
and data obtained from the Malay Annals. These historical documents
had references to the construction and the architecture of palaces
during the era of Sultan Mansur Syah, who ruled from 1456 to 1477.
- To preserve the architectural style of the palaces of the Melaka
Sultanate era and the various ceremonial and private chambers
of the palace, such as the Balairong Seri (the Main Hall cum Throne
Room) and the Royal Bedchamber. The palace also exhibits artifacts
pertaining to the customs and traditions of various royal households
that ruled Melaka.
- To preserve for posterity the period of the Melaka Sultanate
which forms an integral part of the historical heritage of the
- To record the legendary battle of Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat during
the period of the Melaka Sultanate, and the lessons that battle
holds for posterity.
The replica of the palace was built in 1984 and
it became the Cultural Museum. The Cultural Museum was officially
opened by the Prime Minister of Malaysia on 17th July 1986. The
building is made of hardwood while the roof is made of 'belian'
wood. An interesting feature of the building is that no nails were
used in the construction of the building, only wooden pegs.