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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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A must to do list in Melaka

This museum is not to be missed and will encourage you to go with the guided tour (inclusive with the admission fee) a very interesting & informative tour. It was amazing to know... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is not to be missed and will encourage you to go with the guided tour (inclusive with the admission fee) a very interesting & informative tour. It was amazing to know how the olden days living culture of the baba & nyonya. The design & setup is so rich in culture, history and meaningful. Love this place!

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Semenyih, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice and interesting place to visit it in malacca. at this place you can see historical place and rich chinese family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The artefacts and household furniture and fittings are fascinating. The guided tour is excellent, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly with a good sense of humour too. Certainly a must place to visit in Melaka, this privately owned museum is unique and shows the essence of Melaka.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit and certainly worth to join one of the tours. Our guide Shirley told us lots of interesting facts about the place. Lovely building.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A museum is suggested to visit if you like to know the so called Baba and Nyonya. The museum worker Yap Zoe with passion and friendliness gave us a detail history and lots of interesting stories regarding the early Chinese in Malaysia. The beautiful jewelry and gold were so amazing. Since only my friend and me were in the museum... More 

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very interesting to see how a rich Chinese family lived in earlier days. The house was very beautiful and it was interesting to read the stories about each room in the old house. You can walk by yourself to each room in the house and read stories about the rooms in the reading book.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We all enjoyed the visit to this beautiful house. We were shown round by a charming guide, Shirley who gave an interesting and informative talk on the lives of the Peranakan family who have owned the house in Malacca since 1861. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taken around on a guided tour of this beautiful house by Emily, who was a very informative guide. She really brought the history of the house alive with humorous stories! We really enjoyed our visit and couldn't recommend it highly enough!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

staff are not smiling and it seems that they were not happy, not a good day for them but we manage to get along with all the heritage .

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well preserved original houses of a Baba Nyonya family and very interesting history of the family and culture. Our guide was very good and provided a detailed commentary and had a good sense of humour to keep the talk interesting.

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