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Baba & Nyonya House Museum

Address: 48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 6-283 1273
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Ranked #2 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is located in Melaka, a world UNESCO Site. The house is a...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Our guide, Emily, herself a nyonya, was very familiar with the history of the house, the customs of the people who lived there and the evolving customs of the Chinese. Her English was good and she was also extremely funny. We spent a most interesting and entertaining hour. I recommend a guided tour (no charge for the guide unless you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting visit, we learnt a lot of information about babas and nyonyas. Beautiful houses to visit. Must do if you go to Malacca.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Emily at the Baba & Nyonya House museum. It offered an insight into the rich history of Melaka and done with some humour by Emily. The house is in immaculate condition and really is a window through time with how the wealthy lived in Melaka. Located in the old part of town the house... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a most unusual attraction - I have visited many palaces in India and Asia and this attraction is up there with them. It is the home of a Chinese family in Melaka going back many years. It gives a great insight into how the very upper class lived in Melaka, and their lifestyle. The museum is original, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The family history on display in this grand house is the window into its past. 15 MR entry includes full guided tour in groups hourly. Pleanty of accoutrements to ogle throughout. Shut midday for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We came here on our last day in Malaysia for the 1 hour tour starting at 11.15 am Emily is very knowledgable about the history of the house and the culture. It was an interesting look into upperclass family life in Melakka and helped us understand the typical construction of the historic houses in town.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visited today and spent interesting couple of hours in this beautifully preserved house. A real gem with some lovely furniture, artwork and clothing. Would recommend tour with Emily who was knowledgeable, informative and fun.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

well preserved house which displays well how people lived a few decades ago in Melaka. well worth the detour.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It was a wonderful experience for me when my friends and I visited this Musuem recently. Highly recommend to visit to learn the history and culture of the Peranankan people of Melaka. Fascinating to see the well preserved and beautifully displayed artifacts. Guide was knowledgeable , eloquent and pleasant. It was a great pleasure to meet the gracious and friendly... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

inside a beautiful home, now a museum...beautifully preserved house, furnishings, clothing, jewelry, etc...you feel like the family could show up any time...highly recommended specially if you admire the Peranakan culture as we do... a beautiful hidden gem, should not be missed if you visit Malacca..wonderful staff and superbly maintaned...

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