Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka
(4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This was a great tour. Our guide Shirley had amazing English and was very informative. Got loads of great facts about the heritage of the area. Nice to get a look back in time at how people lived. Def...  more »
  • Went in for a quick tour. As the owner still visit this house for their family ritual, they do not allow visitors to take photos inside the house. The house is very well maintained, and the antiques a...  more »
  • It's located at the back of Jonker street. It's a beautifully preserved Peranakan house with original furnitures. Entrance fee at RM16 that comes with a English guided tour that lasted almost an hour....  more »
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  • When I arrived, I was a bit nervous about the tour. It takes time to be fully enveloped by the culture and traditions held by these Chinese ancestors. The staff was nice and quite kind. They were humourous from time to time which lightened the tour up a little. There were only ten people allowed so it made the visit almost personal and delicate in some manner. It costs RM16 or RM11 whether you're an adult or child and the tour lasts for about an hour. Overall, this family museum can provide a generally pleasant experience if you're visiting Malacca and have an interest in its colonial history and the culture of its Chinese inhabitants of the Victorian era.
  • Really interesting museum. Channel 8 hit chinese drama Little Nyonya was shot here. The tour guide Christina was humourous and gave a very good tour of the place.
  • Shirley was really helpful and informative! The tour was an eye opener on the history of malaccans. May not be the best to take small kids but perfect for solo, couples, and group travelers.
  • They famous for baba and nyonya laksa.....baba laksa with coconut milk.....nyonya is sour one
  • The tour was informative and interesting. Had a human touch because it incorporated information of the first to third generations of a Straits-born Chinese family that lived in the place until WWII. Basically lost the 5th star because the reception was curt.