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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 #2 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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  • Dutch first
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Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing display of artifacts. Cost RM15 for an hour 15 minute tour. Some parts didn't have AC; also had to remove shoes for upstairs portion. Thanks for sharing the cultural heritage of this interesting family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I went on a tour of this museum in June 2014, which I think is the only way to see it (at least if you want to learn anything). The guide was very knowledgeable and the house itself was interesting – I particularly enjoyed the explanations of the design of the house. If you're interested in stately homes or antiques,... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I really enjoy the tour, especially, our guide, Christina is very knowledgable and has a great sense of humour.

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Paris
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

These two joined houses (third house is a coffee house) give a magnificent view and understanding of the life of a wealthy peranakan family at the turn of the 20th century. The layout, architecture, furniture and artifacts of the museum are of the finest quality. French-speaking visitors have interesting french leaflets for the visit, and BTW we found the staff... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Only the architecture and tiles brought memories fresh to mind. Mother-of-pearl furniture brought CHINA to mind, not peranakan per se. We were told that those items were purchased from China, and I get it that they wanted to 'fill' the house etc. BUT its a Baba-Nonya museum and its' okay to have fewer pieces to showcase than to buy this... More

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chica1001, Manager at Baba-Nonya Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Hi Katrine, My name is Melissa Chan, and am working as the curator at the Baba & Nyonya Museum. Thanks for taking the time to write about the museum and your experience, especially as a Peranakan-Chinese! We are always learning and on the look-out to sharpen their knowledge on the culture. I hope you don't mind us clarifying this point... More

Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a fun afternoon visiting the museum. Our guide was funny and gave us a lot of info about the history of melaka and the baba&nyunya storie

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We could not visit the place since the staff was not ready to accomodate us even for 10 minutes. There shouldnt be lunch hours for weekends supposedly, as per their schedule but it wasnt so. The lady shut the door on our face asking us to come later even when we told her that we had a bus to catch

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Hong Kong
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Never expected this big big tradional Chinese Baba Nonya Villa is preseved so well before visiting. Since I am Chinese from Hong Kong, I am so interested in its beautiful artistic structure, interior decoration, displays and exhibits. I recalled the touching survival story of Chinese immigrants and thier local Malaysian wives. Also, their guide are very informative, nice and willing... More

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise. Extremely well kept and managed heritage museum that was transformed from the actual house. Go for the free guided tour that takes an hour to complete with the guide bringing us through every step. The museum spans three shophouses and its gigantic size cannot be seen from its doorfront. Very clean and cooling inside with... More

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Courbevoie, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Definetly the best museum in Melaka the guide dives you in the real atmosphere of a real baba-nyonya family with all authentic furniture and all house equipment including vessel and all the little things real pictures of a real family you touch the real life which is gone with the wind..... the guide passes you to another time (not so... More

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