Sunday, July 15, 2012

Museum: UMNO Museum

The establishing of UMNO Museum in Melaka is a rational step in the history of the Malays since everything significant within its scope originated from there. The Melaka Empire is acknowledged throughout the world as the catalyst and core of Malay civilization in Malaysia. It has been a model for the past and present Malay state and society in the aspect of establishing the system of the country, politics, economy, culture, literature and upholding Islam as the system of belief and lifestyle of the Malays.

Melaka Umno Museum is located along Jalan Kota, in Bandar Hilir, which is the museum belt of Malacca. The museum showcases historical exhibits related to the founding and struggles. Among the items displayed are old photographs, letters and other documents. The reason to site the museum in Malacca is, among others, because Umno was founded in that state. Also, being the brainchild of Malacca Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, it is part of the plan to build 21 museums in Malacca - certainly a plan that pushes for quantity over quality.

Therefore, the building of the UMNO Museum is justified because of the importance of Melaka as the catalyst in the development of our country and upon it lies the glorious past of the political history of the Malays and Malaysia.

The museum houses all the achievement records of UMNO in the politic of Melaka and country and also document the role of UMNO in upholding the interest of the Malays and the development of Malaysia.

The museum enlighten today’s generation on the contribution of UMNO as the backbone of the Perikatan and Barisan Nasional in the aspect of the political leadership, administration and the development of Melaka and Malaysia as well as to be the information centre of UMNO and Malaysian politics for the general public and foreigners.

Besides that, the museum also become the medium to express gratitude and respect to the leaders of Melaka UMNO and Malaysia who have contributed tremendously for sake of religion, their countrymen and the nation and to instill a sense of appreciation towards national history and religion in order to encourage patriotism among Malaysians.

Opening Hours:
9:00 am – 5:30 pm (Daily)
9:00 am – 12:45 pm & 2:45 pm – 5:30 pm (Fridays)

Entrance Fee:
RM1.00 (Adult)
RM0.50 (Children)