Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 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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  • Went for a school trip and it was amazing to experience first hand the very luxurious living conditions of the Peranakan people in the past. Very immersive as you literally walk through every inch of ...  read more »
  • Our guide was very good and detailed. The tour around the house was very organised. The regulations, however, were very strict and we weren't allowed to take any pictures around the house. We were als...  read more »
  • Plan a stop here to learn about the melaka history and culture. Unfortunately no photos are allowed... 
  • They famous for baba and nyonya laksa.....baba laksa with coconut milk.....nyonya is sour one
  • Very rude staff. An old lady half opened the door and without even saying hello or letting us in started asking questions without explaining why. After a couple of minutes she just let us in and asked us to pay, once again without explaining anything about the museum or anything, just standing there at the entrance. We decided to leave. It's also more expensive than other museum (RM 16). Just go to the Stadthuys instead. And if you really want to know about the Baba's history, go to Penang, they have nice museums there.
  • An interesting museum highlighting the immigration of wealthy Chinese to the city. The house was beautiful and well maintained. The museum staff were very knowledgeable and had enthusiasm for their job. A good visit to see a different take on the city.
  • Museum and artifacts are well preserved. However, I am not a fan of their policy that if you aren't paying for the tour, you can't even wait at the lobby for your group to finish the tour. Also, be prepared to join a huge group during the tour and can be hard to hear the tour guide. Also, our tour guide sounded like she was citing from a book, even when she told jokes. Good place to learn about baba and nyonya culture but just be prepared for a sub-optimal experience.
  • Rude and disrespectful staff, wasn't happy when I asked for student price. The tour was overally OK. Oh, and her name is Emily.
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