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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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This place is the greatest museum in Melaka (in my opinion). This place is the property of Chan family, a super rich Perranakan family since their 1st generation. Inside there was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is the greatest museum in Melaka (in my opinion). This place is the property of Chan family, a super rich Perranakan family since their 1st generation. Inside there was a lot of unique Baba culture furniture and a very beautiful architecture too. The guide was very resourceful and entertained. Though the crowd can make you a bit uncomfy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

An incredibly interesting and exquisite home that goes back seven generations of the Chan family that has expanded multiculturally, but have opened their Malaysian heritage for all to see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were early for the 4pm tour but wanted to check whether they allow unguided tour. The lady who answered the door asked whether we saw the 4pm sign. That is soo.... rude!!! After we paid myr16 per person she told us where to start and told us to follow the same direction for the way out. When later we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum. I joined a small group tour and our guide Emily was funny and knowledgeable. The home is beautiful and it was so interesting to learn about all the aspects of design, and the unique fusion of Chinese and Malay culture in terms of Peranakan food and spiritual beliefs. Unfortunately you can't take photos inside.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I like the tour guide Emelie. Her in depth knowledge about the baba & nyonya culture and the history of the museum makes our tour meaningful and complete. She also has a good sense of humour. Will come back again

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Brandon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit for cultural reasons as my wife's family are nonya this helps you understand the culture of these settlers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A private museum and a beautiful house which is still owned by the family. The tour was excellent (informative, friendly, at times funny). I highly recommend catching a tour as it is included in the admission fee and you will not be able to learn as much from walking around the house on your own. My ONLY complaint is that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The house and most of antiques furniture was very well-preserved. The tour guide was very good, explained in details on almost every furniture and accessories displayed inside the house. Has a great time listening to his story on the family owning the house and the history of Baba & Nyonya. So i really suggest to follow the scheduled tour rather... More 

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Not as good as Straits Jewellery Museum as many things inside the museum has been replaced. Lesser things to see and explanation about Baba Nyonya Culture is the same in both places. Would recommend all to go Straits Jewellery Museum further up the lane to see more stuffs for the same entrance fee.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is nice place to visit in Melaka and there is lot of things to learn and know about the history of melama

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