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Baba-Nonya Heritage Museum

48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-283 1273
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Ranked #1 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Art and objects illustrating Malaysia’s wide cultural diversity are on display in this historical home. Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every... more » Owner description: Art and objects illustrating Malaysia’s wide cultural diversity are on display in this historical home. Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every day. « less
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Zushi, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This wonderful museum in a old Baba Nyonya merchant's house shows the early tolerance of Malaysia's society. Baba Nyonya are a mixed race culture of Chinese and Malaysian who became very prominent business leaders in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum offers a beautiful glimpse into the daily lives of the family and the well-preserved rooms and... More

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The tour was interesting, the guide was making jokes while telling his story, the place is amazing and worth visiting! For sure!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I don't normally give five stars, but this was one of the best things I did in Melaka. Malaysia's first private museum, it's a large Baba-Nonya (Chinese-Malay) house that's beautifully preserved and gives an excellent insight into the life of Melaka's wealthy Chinese tradesmen. The ticket (a bit pricy, but worth it I think) includes a free tour -do this,... More

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australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

an artifact driven tour of a historic house that gives you insight into the daily life at the time. our tour guide shirley was succinct, her english was extremly good and i enjoyed the tour very much.

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Sydney
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you love architecture, culture and history then do visit this amazing house. Our guide Kamal was excellent in explaining the history of the house and the interesting Peranakan culture. What was fascinating is that the house is still owned by the descendants of the original owner and that their vision is to preserve their unique culture through education. It... More

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Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautifully preserved Baba Nonya aristocratic house. Numberous hisotical artifacts and facisnating history. The guided tour with Kamal was excellent, very knowledgeable and enthusiatic. I would recommend that parents keep naughty children on a tight leash. Many pricless antiques that are easily brakable!

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melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well worth a visit to see just how extraordinary the huge interior of the house is and it's grandeur. Interesting insight into the lives of wealthy mixed heritage traders and gives one an idea of just how important a trading place this city once was. Informative tour.

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful house. Our tour guide was very professional and the tour was very informative. We had a good introduction to the baba nyonya lifestyle, as well as some history lessons.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The house was wonderfully preserved and the details and craftsmanship were amazing. The tour was very informative and the background stories very interesting. However, our guide Shirley, though nice and knowledgeable, was quite abrupt and seemed to be in a rush during explanations. She has a tendemcy to just point out artifacts and give a quick description but rarely gave... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The setting is nice with very intricate furnitures. Very historical. We can see that this family was very wealthy at that time. Reminds me of my grandma whose Nonya peranakan. But the entrance ticket was a wee bit costly - RM$15.

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