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.
- Online booking is available.
- Children have an entry fee of RM 10.
- Daily tours are conducted from 10:00 am-01:00 pm and 02:00 pm-05:00 pm.
- Hired Taxi
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91.21% of people who visit Melaka include Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
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
64.09% of people prefer walking in order to reach Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Authentic and well preserved. Intricately carved furniture, cupboards, doors and staircase. Even saw an old style ice cream maker and ice box! An old iron, using burning coal to give heat. Bamboo Mahjong Set, and beautiful tea and dinner service. Own well in a courtyard within the house as a source of water. Gives a rare insight into a bygone lifestyle that was full of tradition. Lovely!
Beautifully presented. Amazing silk embroidered art. Fabulous furniture and exhibits. A piece of history well told and preserved even though entrance pricey.
Really nice place to visit and learn about Malaysia's unique culture. The architecture of the house alone brings so many inspirations in. Good for sightseeing and educational purposes.
Nicely preserved period peranakan house. I did the self-guide tour, you get given a booklet to read and follow through. Only wish there was more information in the book.
This is a great place to learn about the history of the Peranakan culture. As a fellow Peranakan, I really enjoyed this place and it feels like home.