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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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Learned a lot about the Babas and Nyonas, good documentation available in French, English... A must see in Malacca

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

Learned a lot about the Babas and Nyonas, good documentation available in French, English... A must see in Malacca

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent guide tour & huge living presentation. For those who interesting a history of Malaysia, that is the one good learning stage for our schoolmate standard 5-6. ps: Just a while(45mins only) will finished all visit in this living musuem. cause it may jammed to others visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is interesting to learn the culture of peranakan in Malacca. Best to go on specific timing which you will have a guide to explain in details for you. I took the 4PM guided tour. I may say, I am amazed that they really preserve the building and everything in the house very well. The furnitures, the housewares, antiques cupboard,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A free tour is included in the entry price, but there are only 2 tours per day - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. If you miss these tours a book with some interesting information is provided for a self-guided tour. The house is large and beautiful. It is interesting to see, although I had seen similar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Its a guided tour which helps and the 45 minutes spent in the house was hugely informative and interesting with every effort made to illuminate the workings and lives of the people who lived in it. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did one of the tours led by Emily. She was excellent and really enjoyed the tour. She was informative and fun. Very easy to understand and very inclusive - she made late comers very welcome by bringing them up to speed with anything they missed and made sure we could understand her. Thanks for a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We took the one hour guided tour with Emily. She was excellent. Seeing the house and hearing the history of the family that still owns it today was interesting. Seeing the furniture, paintings, photos, staircase and the many other bits and pieces came alive with Emily's stories. I particularly liked the early version of CCTV that was used to ignore... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum had been recommended to me by a few local people as a great way to learn about the history of the town and its people - I was not disappointed! I took a tour (no extra cost) which was worth waiting for - a very interesting and fun hour with Emily who was full of knowledge, stories and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Tour around the house is provided. Very informative. The carvings of the house is great. Very well preserved heritage house. Shows the livelihood of the baba and nyonyas of olden day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Love to see houses such as this and their history preserved for future generations. The house here is a beautiful example of the life of one Chinese family who settled in Melaka in the 1900's and the successive generations who came after them. Great examples and explanation of the Baba & Nyonya culture of the Straits Chinese along with some... More 

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