Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka

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Discover Peranakan identity and culture at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum. The Chan family built the former residence in 1861, and four generations lived here before converting it into a museum in 1985. Admire the eclectic and opulent artifacts the family collected from across the globe, and glimpse the richness of Peranakan culture in the architecture's combining of Chinese, Malay, and colonial British influences. Take a guided tour to learn about the dynastic family and the way their individual tastes shaped the house and its present-day appearance. Arrange to visit Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum and other attractions in Melaka using our Melaka trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • No better way to step inside the 1800s and enjoy what it feels like to be an honoured guest of the Chan family. Remnants of the family's opulent lifestyle is showcased across the home yet the sense of...  more »
  • Toured the premises without a guide. Was provided a book that detailed the history. Many interesting artefacts and write-up on the heritage and customs. Kids also love the place! Can get pretty crowde...  more »
  • I visited the museum and opted for the guided tour. The entry fee is 16 ringgits per person. The price is the same for locals and tourists We had the option to to do a self guided tour with a booklet....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful piece of history. Everything is well explained. The guide is very funny and her english is very clear.
  • Very nice architecture. Simple history tour of baba nyonya culture. You can't take pictures in the museum.
  • Strange way of entering and paying - a lady talked to us through a cracked door. Money was collected by a lady just walking around in the lobby. Museum itself was very well kept and our tour guide was informative, funny, and spoke good English. Costs RM 16 for non-Malaysians for a 1 hour guided tour.
  • The tour was very amusing and informative. Admission was RM 16 per person inclusive of a tour of the house is a real steal for what you get. The website said that you have to book the tour ahead of time but we went on a weekday and joined the tour immediately, might have been because it was a weekday. Visitors are not permitted to take photos during the tour. Overall, I was very impressed with our guide and the house itself.