Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 March 1985. Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every day.
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Alan T
Helsinki, Finland89 contributions
Oct 2022
This is still one of the most well preserved historical site in the country. A definitely yes for anyone visiting Melaka. This is my second trip there with the previous one being in 2018. The only down side to this visit was it is a self guided tour. There are so many details which was shared during the previous visit with a guide and not mentioned in the guide manual. I do hope that the Museum will bring the guided tour back again.
Written 24 October 2022
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Kristina B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia126 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Beautifully kept Baba & Nyonya house from the Chan family. I would recommend all to visit and be immersed in their history. It’s amazing how well they’ve retained the home. We went before midday and didn’t have a tour guide - so maybe check when they provide guided tours as I feel this would’ve elevated the experience.
Written 9 May 2022
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Chef Brian Melling
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
It is a good place to understand more about Peranakan culture. Although it was a self guided tour, I feel it was an eye opener not only for us adults but also for our 2 children. The museum itself was nicely put together,kept very tidy and clean. Kudos to the 3rd generation owners who kept this museum alive for others to visit. It would have been more interesting if the Peranakan dining experience was incorporated into museum but that is just an after though.
Written 5 May 2022
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Shuddho G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India842 contributions
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 10 October 2020
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Lai Mim Sheng
4 contributions
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 3 September 2020
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 contributions
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 14 June 2020
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josedesola
11 contributions
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 15 March 2020
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Maria N
7 contributions
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 9 March 2020
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Deborah J
Newbury, UK158 contributions
Mar 2020
Found this small museum interesting as until I visited Malacca I knew nothing of the Baba and Nyonya culture
Written 7 March 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,530 contributions
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 26 February 2020
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