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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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History in a wonderful old house

This is one of the many old houses in Melaka with two courtyards inside which are 120 feet long......I belive the Dutch used to tax based on house frontage..so they are narrow and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of the many old houses in Melaka with two courtyards inside which are 120 feet long......I belive the Dutch used to tax based on house frontage..so they are narrow and long. THe museum explains the history of the Chinese who came to Malaysia and settled in both Penang and Melaka. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A good experience when visiting Melaka. Kamal was the tour guide, the tour was ok although there could of been more emphasis on the culture not just the family history and clearer explanation. The tour takes approx 1 hour. The surroundings in the heritage house is clean and well kept, in particular the bathroom facilities which is deliteful when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I recently visited Melaka, and one of the highlights for me was doing a tour of the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. The tour guide, Kamal, was excellent, and gave such a good insight as to how the family lived. The rooms were all gorgeous and very well preserved, with beautiful artwork, decorations and day to day items that all... More 

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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museum's I've been to. Mainly because of its authenticity, and insight into real history. Our guide Shirley really made this a fantastic and educational experience. She knows everything, was very funny, and a very entertaining guide. I've never had a museum experience quite like this one. She even made fantastic recommendations about where to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A very worthwhile museum in Malacca. Good historical information and the collection gives you an idea of how the merchants of Malacca lived. Very enjoyable. Well worth the price of admission. Do not hesitate.The tour was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is really the only museum you need to visit in Melaka, we went to a ton of museums and this one last. Wish we'd done it other way round. Would highly recommend a guided tour, what they have to tell about the history is really interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The house and its contents reflect early 20th century living for a well-off Baba Chinese family in Malacca.The artefacts are in pristine condition and the architecture is both beautiful and practical for a tropical townhouse. The cafe next door serves delicious poh piah and kueh pai tee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A very good way to learn the "peranakan" history in Malaysia. The museum tells story of one of the peranakan family. there are a lot to learn, and my daughter quite enjoying the trip as well

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The guide was excellent, she was funny and spoke very clearly. It was interesting to hear about the family history and look at the photos to see the growth of the family. The 3 houses were impressive with the furniture and wall hangings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The museum is handle by the family and they reserve and protect their ancestor properties very well. I love their baba and nyonya culture, and their family lifestyle.

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Address: Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +606-283 1273
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka

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