Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Currently Closed
  • 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 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

Restaurants Near Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

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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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  • 91.5% of people who visit Melaka include Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum in their plan

  • 48.39% 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, Saturday and Sunday

64.09% of people prefer walking in order to reach Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

People normally club together Kampong Kling Mosque and The Stadthuys while planning their visit to Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.

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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka Reviews

  • Interesting way to learn about the nyonya culture and heritage. You get to see the mansion and the lady who led the tour was really funny. Sometimes she talked a bit too quiet and fast, so we missed a couple of things, but all in all a rewarding experience.

  • 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.

  • Rm15 per entry for adult but it comes with a simple book for a self guided tour. RM19 for a guided tour. Such a lovely visit to a well reconstructed generic home of the baba nyonya in Melaka. Set aside at least one hour to explore the house. Do not miss the secret peephole on the floor in the master bedroom upstairs! Love the details that were displayed, especially the gilded gold trimmings of wood around the house, and the ancient tiles on the spiral staircase. Well worth the visit to this museum.

  • Worth a visit if you are interested in history of Baba & Nyonya's way of life. The interior of the house is exquisite. However, please note that no photography is allowed.

  • A well kept mansion of a rich Baba family who had kept a good collection of valuable porcelein and decorative household items. It has been maintained excellently until today.

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