Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka
About Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka/Malacca, Malaysia
Ticket Price: 15 MYR
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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
- Hired Taxi
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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.
A must go place if you visit Melaka.. Tge place shows the Peranakan culture and their house structure.. We can see the few sections which highlights the influence of Malay.. British n Dutch in local Chinese peranakan.. No photography is allowed inside the house except for the main hall.. They provide a tour insode the housd however its time specific.. We can opt to have personal tour and they provide a guide book for this....
From the birthplace of Peranakan culture, its no suprise this place is undoubtedly one of the best Peranakan museums around. Built around a heritage authentic Peranakan family house, and making excellent use of a small space, one can probably increase their knowledge of Baba and Nyonyas from 0 to 90% in a single trip. recommended for all visitors to Melaka and take yr time with the place, read all the description slowly and take in the full experience.
Take the guided tour if not you will miss out on the interesting details like how the occupants have a peephole on the second floor to see who are the visitors on the first floor!
The tour was a really good choice when you visit the museum. But, you have to pay attention to the group tour schedule here. The tour guides are very friendly and will give you very informative information in the interesting way. A recommend place to go when you were in Malacca.
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