Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:15 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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  • John W
    Jindabyne, Australia563 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A snapshot of Peranakan culture.
    This museum is worth a good hour of your time. An old family home with its original fittings and furniture, it is a snapshot of Peranakan family life a century ago, frozen in time. The influences all hark back to China, except for some wall prints and photographs that hint at aspiration to European society, very little Malay influence visible. The self-guided tour brochure is helpful, but I feel that I would have learned much more with a tour guide.
    Thanks for your comments. We had plan to start guided tour by next year.
    Written 10 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Christraveller10
    Oldham, United Kingdom104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely way to learn local family history
    A lovely way to learn about the history and way of life of local people. We were given a guide book to follow around this beautiful house filled with furniture, paintings and other exhibits. Costing RM18 each, great value for money.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Sharon K
    Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    best history of Mixed marriage of Malay+Chinese
    very well presented n informative. rm18 worth spent on 2floors of history of mixed marriage . beautiful setting in Asian plus uk/Dutch furniture n dinnerware etc.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Lovelynn C
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a must see!
    Definitely worth a visit to understand the cultural heritage of Malacca. Either ask for a guide or a booklet provided to explain when going around the home. Fairly steep stairs to the first floor. Beautiful crafted features of the home, artefacts, clothing, old photos etc. There is a souvenir shop at the end.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 March 2024
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore3,673 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Saw few girls from China taking Instagram pictures inside the museum.
Not rich in content or history and smallish in size.
In a small attraction like Malacca it can fly but not elsewhere, you will miss nothing if you skip.
Written 6 April 2024
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Lovelynn C
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Definitely worth a visit to understand the cultural heritage of Malacca. Either ask for a guide or a booklet provided to explain when going around the home. Fairly steep stairs to the first floor. Beautiful crafted features of the home, artefacts, clothing, old photos etc.
There is a souvenir shop at the end.
Written 2 March 2024
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Nora K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The Museum is a very tastefully furnished family home. The furniture and decoration is well preserved, harmonious and not too showy. The museum leaflet in French is complete and interesting. Our children were also captivated.
Written 2 February 2024
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Sharon K
Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
very well presented n informative. rm18 worth spent on 2floors of history of mixed marriage . beautiful setting in Asian plus uk/Dutch furniture n dinnerware etc.
Written 20 January 2024
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Roving09766003974
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Overall the place was interesting but the attitude of one of the staff leave room for improvement .
Written 21 December 2023
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Christraveller10
Oldham, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A lovely way to learn about the history and way of life of local people. We were given a guide book to follow around this beautiful house filled with furniture, paintings and other exhibits. Costing RM18 each, great value for money.
Written 8 November 2023
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John W
Jindabyne, Australia563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This museum is worth a good hour of your time. An old family home with its original fittings and furniture, it is a snapshot of Peranakan family life a century ago, frozen in time. The influences all hark back to China, except for some wall prints and photographs that hint at aspiration to European society, very little Malay influence visible. The self-guided tour brochure is helpful, but I feel that I would have learned much more with a tour guide.
Written 27 September 2023
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Thanks for your comments. We had plan to start guided tour by next year.
Written 10 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kirsten B
Portsmouth, NH11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A real feel for the home of a Chinese Peranakan family. Unlike the tours in Penang this home is owned by a Peranakan family and the furniture and accessories are presented as true to this home.
Written 28 August 2023
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Elisha A
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
It is very well maintained if you are looking to see exhibits such as what you would find in a museum. Self guided and they do provide booklet for reference and explanation.
Written 3 July 2023
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Vermont Franklin
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Splendid Experience visiting the museum that has a lot of story behind it. Despite it is a little smaller than we expected however the museum itself has a lot of incredible things from big to small details that's really soothing for us.

Would be best to watch the movie series called " Little Nyonya" as the series is based on real story from the museum and also the serie was also filmed on the museum .

I really hope to visit the museum one more time but it's hard to bring elder to the second level of the museum so it's really limited for wheel chair access
Written 30 April 2023
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