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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

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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...more
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Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-282 1273
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All reviews guided tour baba nyonya peranakan family chan family beautiful house no photography peranakan house informative guide old house guide book great insight chinese culture worth a visit entrance fee on display jonker street furniture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Eye opening tour, with lovingly preserved Peranakan homes and a friendly informative guide. Would definitely recommend this as a destination!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NT931
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to the heritage museum. The tour probably lasts about an hour. Really interesting insight into the culture of this small Chinese/Malay population.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting to get to know how rich families lived in the past. A lot of interesting artefacts and well-presented information in a self-guide. Entrance fee is nominal.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelxxGB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well presented. Rooms and artifacts well presented. I found the kitchen and bathroom the most interesting part. Entry fee reasonable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tim077
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here whilst exploring down town Malacca, and it's worth spending a bit of time here. Guided tours are possible, but not really necessary as all rooms / exhibits are well described in the self guide. Gives a good insight into what life was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Technonotice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend the guided tour which provide more insight into this Peranakan family history. Free to walk around the museum which is actually the old house, after the guided tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank piggywigoink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn’t time it to have the guided tour but the ‘self guide’ with handbook was still a great visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the better 'mansion' museum visits we've been on. Admission is a reasonable price and includes a very clear self guide tour book. Photography isn't allowed within the building, which I think improves the experience as you aren't constantly bumping into folk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RuthyTunes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is the actual house of a well-off Baba Nyonya family in Melaka. The interior is undoubtedly traditional Chinese, yet some elements from area can be found. The meaning of each decoration is explained in a booklet — one has to look it up...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank icchen11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me this was the best place we went in Melaka. It really showed the history of the Chinese culture that is unique to Melaka, and the family living situation. Our tour guide was excellent and her English was very good. We were with a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Chabu Z
27 December 2017|
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Response from sharon9700 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the tickets at the museum itself. Cost RM16.00 each. The tour is guided and are scheduled. The last round I went is at 12noon. Last about 45mins.
Chabu Z
27 December 2017|
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Response from Thien87 | Property representative |
Hi, the tickets you may purchase at the museum's entrance on the day of your visit, the rates for adult is RM16, and RM11 for children from 5-12 years old. Kindly not that we usually have English guided tours every half an... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from 681libbyf | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Monday!