Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka

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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
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About Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka

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

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  • Very well preserved with beautiful furnishings and an impressive collection. A free guided tour is organised several times a day. I attended one and found it both entertaining and informative. Good place to visit for culture philes.

  • The place very well maintained, the lady guide was nice & funny. The only problem that they don't allow visitors to take photos inside the house!! I've been to more ancient and exquisite museums that allow photo taking!!

  • Has the original owner's furniture and other items, unlike most musea like this. Very charming place too, with all its decoration and the light from its various airwells. I only wish the displays were not themed (marriage, funeral, entertainment, etc) but instead reflected more how the house was actually used (where did children live, servants?).

  • Rm16 per person entry regarding you are foreigner or local . We booked a day before arrival which was 3pm . Tour already started , the guide reminds me of my strict teacher during school days . Some area was air conditioning, overall an informative tour and we meet the owner who lives in KL , he's 85 years old who speaks well in English and was an architect. Not allow to take photos inside

  • It's a family museum maintained by family members. Now a days, new generation didn't follow their old generation rules and regulations. But, still they gather in this house in every year to pray for their previous generation. If you are a history lover then you will love it. Photography is prohibited after the 1st hall room.

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