Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka: Hours, Address, Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Shuddho G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India798 contributions
Optional
Feb 2020
This is not a must go place but in case you have spare time then do visit because this museum tells you a lot about the history of the Malay islands.
Written October 10, 2020
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Lai Mim Sheng
4 contributions
Normal Museum
Aug 2020
You will get to know about the local culture in the museum. The museum is well maintained and the staffs are friendly. However I think it's not worth to pay extra for the guided tour as you could get all the information online.
Written September 3, 2020
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Abana87
Leeds, UK79 contributions
Informative and well preserved
Oct 2019
A charming and insightful way to learn about the local culture and how it has changed over the last 200 years. Included within the ticket cost is a information booklet (available in difference languages) that explains the history and significant of the different exhibits. There is also limited availability on guided tours; however you can easily explore the museum on your own. If you're up for something a bit more slow-paced and relaxing, yet highly informative, this cannot be recommended highly enough.
Written June 14, 2020
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josedesola
6 contributions
Visit with my couple
Mar 2020 • Couples
We have a good visit on the House Museum, our guide Ricky was very helpful and give us a very good visit. It, s a very nice Museum for visiting and knowing the History related with this Penang Island.
Written March 15, 2020
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Maria N
7 contributions
Engaging visit
Feb 2020
Visited the museum at 10 and found a well laid out, informative museum. We just got the book and walked around at our leisure. The book contains information on the displays and allows you time to just take in all the information and atmosphere at your pace. It gives a good overview of the history of the area and the influences of the people. We spent hour and half here but you could spend longer.
Written March 9, 2020
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Deborah J
Newbury, UK151 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2020
Found this small museum interesting as until I visited Malacca I knew nothing of the Baba and Nyonya culture
Written March 7, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Beautiful house, but don't spend extra for the guided tour.
Feb 2020
I visited this museum today (26.02.2020).

When I arrived at the museum, the signs indicated that only self-guided tours were available, but after walking in, I was told that in fact there was a english guided tour at 12pm. The gentleman who gave the tour was just about the least interested in giving the tour as I could imagine. Right from the start, I got the impression he wanted the tour to end as quickly as possible and his style was to rush through every room with minimal explanation. His spoken english wasn’t that great either.

After the guided tour ended, I went back to the front, grabbed the handbook for the self guided tour and went through that, which made it a much more enjoyable experience. More importantly, I actually learnt something about the house and the family. I thought the house was beautiful with some exquisite woodwork and embroidery. The upstairs master/wedding bedroom has some two amazing wedding gowns and other wedding items.

Based on my experience, I’d say do yourself a favour and visit on a self-guided tour. It’s not worth the extra amount for the guided tour. If I had paid less for a self-guided tour, I’d have given this museum 5 stars.
Written February 26, 2020
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paperaf72
Bergamo, Italy145 contributions
Lovely place
Feb 2020 • Couples
We did like this visit.
We couldn't join the guided tour, but the self guided one is also useful.
Lovely place, talking of a past that represents a piece of Malaysia history.
Furniture and objects are extraordinary.
Must go.
Written February 25, 2020
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,826 contributions
Very wonderful museum
Mar 2019
This museum is very beautiful and interesting.
In my opinion it's essential to visit when in Melaka to understand better the influence of Chinese people in the Malaysian society.
Written February 24, 2020
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Jim B
Hove1,446 contributions
A must see
Feb 2020
This really is a wonderful piece of architectural history. It is a beautiful house of a rich family, that gives you an excellent insight to the recent past. Great pictures and furniture.
Written February 23, 2020
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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is open:
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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