The Museum is constructed after 'Flor De La Mar', the Portuguese
ship that sand off the coast of Melaka on its way to Portugal. With
its hull laden with invaluable treasures seized from Malacca, the
ship was doomed from existence had it not for the efforts to revive
its symbolic significance to Melaka's heritage.
At the museum, visitors can get a closer look at Melaka from the
famed Malay Sultanate of the 14th century to the Portuguese era,
the Dutch era and the British era. There are exhibits of foreign
ships that had once called at the port of Melaka during the height
of its maritime hegemony.