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 Travel Tips
- Online booking is available.
Entrance Ticket Details For Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
- 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
- Hired Taxi
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86.68% 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