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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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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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Very interesting museum

I was recommend by a friend and also by a local from a hotel I checked as the best museum in the city and indeed the tour was very interesting. The staff is very knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was recommend by a friend and also by a local from a hotel I checked as the best museum in the city and indeed the tour was very interesting. The staff is very knowledgeable and the house is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house is still owned by the original family and a tour of the premises is well worth the time. The house doesn't feel like a stuffy museum; rather like an owner showing you around their home, pointing out the furniture, family photos, etc with all their meanings and memories. The house is huge and it was so interesting to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly an eye-opener especially for my 2 young girls. The museum was merely a few doors away from our hotel, and few minutes' walk to Jonker Walk. The hourly guided tour was comprehensive and detailed. Just becareful when walking along the narrow street.

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1 Thank kwanmh33
Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The House it self is old and nice but not majestic... The staff are amazing, friendly and always smiling. This is the best place to visit in Melakka if you ask me,

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were overwhelmed by the beauty and the history of this house. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the hour's tour (at 16MR pp = £2.66) passed in a trice. It was irritating that photography was restricted to the entrance hall as there were many beautiful photos waiting to be taken.

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Woodend, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning. Spent an hour looking around. Didn't do a tour just got the information booklet and read that. Great to see inside one of the beautiful buildings around Jonker Street. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank SuziiQ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't expecting to learn so much from a trip to this museum. Our guide, Shirley, was marvelous. I would highly recommend this tour if you ever find yourself in Malacca!

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1 Thank thequeenb86
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd already been to the Peranankan Museum in Penang which has more to see, and loved it. However this house is also lovely and very interesting and our guide was engaging and informative. You can only do a guided tour which takes about 45 minutes. This is a must visit place for those interested in Melaka's history and culture. There's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this a very interesting tour - the guide was very well informed and able to answer questions. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a hours tour hosted by Emily who provided us with a great insight into the history of the family's ancestral house. She managed to be factual and also fun,which kept our group's attention! Amazing house and a real privilege to see the family furniture and possessions.

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