The Literature Museum is located at a building near the Stadthuys that used to house the Melaka State Development Corporation. The Literature museum pays particular attention on the Malays history of writing and their literature, right from the Melaka Sultanate period till the present. It exhibits important historical records of Melaka, such as the ‘Malay Annals’, ‘Hikayat Hang Tuah’, ‘Hukum Kanun Melaka’ (Punishment Under Canon Law), and the writings of Munsyi Abdullah and some local Malay folklore.
The exhibits also include graphic representations in the form of paintings based on events described in the Malay Annals and the execution of penalties as provided under the ‘Hukum Kanun Melaka and copies of original handwritten historical manuscripts from many parts of the world.
Traditional literary genres such as ‘pantun’, ‘gurindam’, ‘nazam’, and puisi (poetry) are also given due recognition. The gallery honouring national and local writers is very popular among visitors.
Objective of The Literature Museum:
To keep and preserve literary works from the earliest times to the present for posterity, promote the development of literature, and honour Malay writers and poets of note by featuring them in museum displays and exhibitions.
Literature Museum Entrance Fees
Literature Museum Operation Hour
9.00 AM- 5.30 PM (Open Daily)
Location of The Literature Museum