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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 61 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Art and objects illustrating Malaysia’s wide cultural diversity are on display in this historical...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Art and objects illustrating Malaysia’s wide cultural diversity are on display in this historical home. Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We narrowly missed visiting this little treasure cove for the 2nd time, all because we believed what we read in their website. "Bookings are for more than 10 persons. For groups with less than 10 people, we recommend just walking in and joining one of the hourly tours." Don't believe it if you're visiting on a weekend. The group in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I went to the museum with hopes to have some interesting photos or take outs from the trip. At the door step, we were greeted by a lady who informed us about the prices 15 ringgit per person. But what disappoint my family was the no photo/handphone sign in the doorstep. But we went ahead. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our tour through this historic house. Only downside was the size of the group meant it was difficult yo hear everything the guide said. Nonetheless a highlight of our time in Melaka.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

So there were Malays and Chinese migrants in Malaysia and Singapore, and Peranakan people are a mix of Chinese and Malay, forming a rich and mixed heritage, the Peranakan culture. There are only 2 Peranakan museums in Malaysia, and 3 in the entire World (1 more in Singapore.) Having been to all 3, I feel that Penang is the biggest,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The people who run this museum regularly have fun little side-projects going on and know how to pick their collaborators. We didn't have time for their Timera walking tour or any of the talks, but The Housekeeper did connect us to the only trishaw operator in Melaka that does not have a Hello-Kitty-mobile - Firdaus (+60166302502). This savvy 2nd generation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The 1 hour guided tour that costs RM15 per person gives us a good understanding of the life of the rich baba and nyonya in the old days, and the brief history of Malacca. During the tour we see the house with extravagant handcrafted carpentry work, imported furniture, Italian marble tops, British floor tiles. We learn about the four main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

our guide was a little abrupt and spoke very quickly. There was little time for explanations or questions however having said that she was extremely knowledgable and the tour was well worth doing. It just seemed a little " scripted"! Would still encourage everyone visiting Malacca to go though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The best place to go in Melaka. Experience it. Feel it. See it. This is an awesome place. Educational for the young and brought back memories for the old. In fact, the awesomeness of this place overcomes the rather pricey entrance fee. Must go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Parking near this one way street is impossible. Even alighting from the tour coach will cause a massive jam on this heavily congested street. The fee paid for this interactive tour brings us about exhibits around the 2 storey museum. The guide introduces attires, food & the way of life, complete with momentos available for sale at the end of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Do not miss to visit this Baba Nyonya House Museum once you in Malacca (Melaka). It's a 45-mins guided tour to know the unique heritage of Baba Nyonya (Peranakan). The story is entertaining and the in-house guide is well-knowledge of the culture. Pre-book the slot is required. Entrance fee RM15 for adults but it's worth a visit. Just a walking... More 

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