Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

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  • Address: Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka/Malacca, Malaysia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-62831273
  • Ticket Price: 15 MYR
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts, Exhibition

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum - Review

A heritage house belonging to the Chan Family is one of the finest art displays in Melaka/Malacca. Displaying the Melaka/Malaccan culture, the house in which he exhibit runs is also a delight to art lovers.

Constructed a century ago, this house is a reflection of the chinses-Malay community. Spanned over three terrace lots this house was the abode of the family for four generations.  The eclectic taste of Baba Chan Cheng Siew the maker of this lovely home flaunts the richness of culture in Pre-World war II homes of the Peranakan community.

House No. 48 & 50 was used as the main homestead, while house No.52 was the servants quarters. The interior decor of the house gives many clues to Dutch, Portuguese, Malay, and Colonial influences that make a Straits-born home unique. Lavish Blackwood furniture from China, inlaid with mother of pearl and marble, greet visitors in the formal reception hall.

Set above them are 5-meter high silk embroidery of Chinese symbolism. A unique set of stairs made of solid cenggal wood leads to the second floor. With its intricately woven gold-leaf carvings adorning the back portion, this staircase is reputed to be the first of its kind seen in South East Asia.

Customized sinks with Chan Cheng Siew’s initials are seen in the different rooms of the house. These are just some of the distinctive features that guests experience when visiting the house. The Thia Besar- reception hall, Dapur- Kitchen, Thia Abu- Ancestral hall will enthrall the visitors with its intricate design and collection. The museum is still owned and run by the Family.

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Information

  • Online booking is available.

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Ticket Prices

  • Children have an entry fee of RM 10.

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Daily tours are conducted from 10:00 am-01:00 pm and 02:00 pm-05:00 pm.

How To reach Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum by Public Transport

  • Trishaw
  • Hired Taxi
  • Car

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  • Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Address: Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka/Malacca, Malaysia
  • Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Contact Number: +60-62831273
  • Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Price: 15 MYR
  • Best time to visit Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit Melaka include Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum in their plan

  • 54.51% of people start their Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

50.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

People normally club together Melaka Taming Sari and The Stadthuys while planning their visit to Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.

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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka Reviews

  • Love this place. No photos are allowed but couldn’t resist, the place looks too pretty. There’s an additional charge for an English tour guide but you can easily do without because there’s a guidebook. The tour guide wasn’t comprehensive and elaborate.

  • Shame that this place is not thronging with visitors when it is more beautiful, comfortable and interesting than the nearbyJonker St. Should be a bit more relaxed with the no photos policy though.

  • Amazing place to visit, unfortunately you can't use your camera inside. Actually this is a private museum owned by a family, but every collection is well maintained. You can find some rooms that shows dresses, kitchen with cooking equipments, dining room with dining sets, musical instruments,and everything in peranakan (Chinese - malay) ways. Superb

  • Beautiful museum that showcase the peranakan history, living, furniture and culture. Wish all the staffs would wear kebaya. That will be really nice. It's abit sad that they don't allow photographs to be taken. I think they should not be so stingy. I think people will still visit eventhought they have seen the photos. Experience still can be improved still. Entrance Fees: Rm16 Adult Rm11 Children (5-11 years old)

  • Awesome place! Love how they kept the culture and educate the public. A must while visiting Malacca. Kids will love it!

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