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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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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 is worth a stop in Melaka. Authentic peranakan house. It has has a unique staircase with its elaborate carving on the underside, believed to be the one and only one in all of... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is worth a stop in Melaka. Authentic peranakan house. It has has a unique staircase with its elaborate carving on the underside, believed to be the one and only one in all of Malaysia. Go for the guided tour as the tour guide gives excellent commentary. There is one at 2pm on Monday.

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Unique concept for a museum. Cheap entry and interesting to walk around for an hour to grasp a better understanding of Malay tradition. The owners of the museum were extremely hospitable and pleasant.

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This was by far my most favorite experience in Melakka. Friendly staff showed us around a Baba and Nyonya home explaining their history, culture and heritage. 1 hour well spent inside a traditional, beautiful home, well entertained by the guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Professional and well preserved private family's musuem. Must go if you are going to Melaka if you want to learn about the Perinakan heritages and cultures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The House is steeped in history and heritage. Loved it. I did not realise the heritage of Melaka until I went there. Walking distance from the Hotel Puri. Same Street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For 16rm you get a tour of about an hour with very interesting facts about the house and the history of the family. It is a must see if you visit Melaka. Emily is a very good guide and her English is perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and educational tour. I recommend to take the guided tour, you learn much more about the history of the Nyonya and also fun for teenagers. Check their website for opening days and hours. Can combine it with any of the activities on that side of the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable to learn about the history of the Babas and the Nyonyas and how they've helped shape Malacca. Shirley was a great guide!

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When one talks about Peranakan/Baba/Nonya culture in this region, Melaka quickly springs to the mind. For those interested to learn more about this rich culture, a visit here definitely helps enlighten one's understanding. It's an educational place. Worth a visit if in Melaka. But forget about coming here if history is not your cup of tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on our class trip and it was a really good experience. Had an old lady as our guide, she was very experienced, knows about the median very much and has no problem answering our questions at all. She kept a very good pace throughout the process and speaks very fluent English. Please keep in mind that taking photos... More 

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