Galeri Seni Rakyat
Folk Art Gallery, Melaka

Galeri Seni Rakyat, or Folk Art Gallery occupies one of the red heritage buildings on Laksamana Street in the heart of Melaka’s UNESCO World Heritage zone. Judging by the art-deco style of the building I would imagine it would originally have been built for a commercial company or bank, possibly in the 1930s, but I could be wrong.

The gallery reopened in April 2018 after a one-year closure for renovation of the building.

Galeri Seni Rakyat Melaka

The gallery is arranged over two floors and displays a number of paintings and a couple of statues, mostly by local amateur artists. Some look rather amateurish while others are quite competent. The photos shown here are of the good ones.

The exhibition is updated periodically so you may find the standard has improved since my visit.

Opening Hours 

  • Tuesday - Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Fridays closed between 12.15pm - 2.45pm for prayers.

Ticket Price

Admission is free.

Review Verdict

If it’s raining outside or you need some air-conditioning you could spend 10 minutes here. 

How to Get to Galeri Seni Rakyat

The exact location is marked on this map:


Jalan Laksamana

5 Bandar Hilir

75000 Melaka


GPS Coordinates:  2.194901, 102.24948


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