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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

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Address: Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +606-283 1273
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Description: The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is located in Melaka, a world UNESCO...
The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is located in Melaka, a world UNESCO Site. The house is a combination of three terrace lots that were acquired by the Chan family in 1861. Four generations lived in the house before it was opened as a museum in March 1985. Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every day.
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Beautiful House - well worth visiting

Due to the timing of our arrival (we did this as part of a private day tour of Melaka) we got stuck with a very large school group. However Emily did an excellent job of keeping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Due to the timing of our arrival (we did this as part of a private day tour of Melaka) we got stuck with a very large school group. However Emily did an excellent job of keeping the kids in tow, making the tour very entertaining and informative, and was proud of what she was showcasing. Hubby and I are not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Despite being a very large and spacious mansion, the museum tend to be very moody with a sedentary atmosphere. The worker over there look very lifeless and not very friendly I would say. One had to wait for the tour session in order to understand the story of this mansion, not recommended if you r on a tight schedule. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was really impressed by how beautiful the house is. The art, carvings, rooms, and furniture is all incredibly beautiful. The free tour from Shirley was also awesome. She did a great job of giving good information and then giving us time to wander around on our own. She also knew the answer to all questions that were asked. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

An old generational Peranakan house kept as authentically original as possible. It is wonderful that the current owners of the property opened it to the public, preserved to spread the understanding of the little known Peranakan cultures. We joined the tour with a knowledgeable guide who provided really good sneak peek into the history , lives, and cultures of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I love every thing about the Museum. They really represent a typical life of a Baba and Nyonya (Man and woman) of the Straitsborn descent, along with the furnitures, the house architecture, the beauty of the crafts and many more. You can probably spend more than half a day as there are 2 floors to experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This excellent museum gives a fascinating insight into the life of the wealthy Perankans (early Chinese immigrants to the Malay peninsula and Straits-born Chinese) at the end of the 19th and early 20th century – Baba being the Perankan term for man and Nyonya for woman. This museum comprises two old houses joined together, which was once the family home... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were greeted very friendly. It was RM 15 and we thought it to be worth the price. Had a very friendly tour guide, Alan. The house was filled with original furniture. A really interesting culture! If you are passing through Melaka visit this museum. :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is actually an old house but kept in its original form as a museum. It so big and beautiful. The collections are a must see. The guide was excellent. She explained everything including the owners history well and that was really interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum on 2 May 2015. The museum opened its door on 10.00 sharp ,located at Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street) , paralel to Jonker Street. Paid RM 16 per person for entry fee.. A guided tour is available ,daily on 10am - 1pm (last morning tour 12:00noon)- 2pm - 5pm (last evening tour 4:15pm).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A visit to this museum will take you back over a hundred years and show you the intimate home environment of the opulent ethnic group, the Perankans. An association of different cultures (mainly Malay, Chinese, Thai ... ) these babas and nonyas created an elaborate, eclectic interior perhaps ostentatious and kitsch for those outside the culture. In any case, it's... More 

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