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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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The guided tour with Shirley was very informative and interesting. The museum itself has been beautifully presented with really interesting exhibits

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The guided tour with Shirley was very informative and interesting. The museum itself has been beautifully presented with really interesting exhibits

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing to see this house. You can really imagine life there years ago. Well worth a visit. Living history.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Being able to learn more about the Peranakan culture, able to see the intricate architecture, decor of the house.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A haven, well organised, informative, friendly reception. Good guide but do your own tour if preferred.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Baba & Nyonya museum reserved the fusion culture, architecture and living style in 18th century. This private museum insisted no photo-taking to protect the antiques, it also last the life of these precious furniture/painting/china/art collection. Guided tour time will vary, need to check the next tour when you arrive at the museum. It takes around 45mins. Entrance fee increased to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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

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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Puchong, Malaysia
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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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