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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

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Address: Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is located in Melaka, a world UNESCO...

The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is located in Melaka, a world UNESCO Site. The house is a combination of three terrace lots that were acquired by the Chan family in 1861. Four generations lived in the house before it was opened as a museum in March 1985.

Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every day.

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This place is located just near my hotel and it's worth visiting. Most of the antiques are originally in the building since the house is built and they are well preserved.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is located just near my hotel and it's worth visiting. Most of the antiques are originally in the building since the house is built and they are well preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited this museum several times over 15 years, with foreign friends visiting Malacca. I still find it fascinating. Top marks to Christina who was our guide during our latest visit this week, for her friendliness, knowledge and humour.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Apart from tasting the local food in Malaka, I found the visit to this museum is very interesting to understand the history and unique culture of Baba & Nyonya in Malaka. It gives us a good picture of understanding at one spot. Besides, the restorations of those buildings along the street are also very beautiful. You may try to stay... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If your interested in the Baba nonya history then this is for you. The tour guides are great and as well as heading the tour they will answer any questions you may have. Cost was just under 16 ringgit for the hour tour and I found it fascinating.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like antique than this is the best place for you to see those real antique that hard to find nowadays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and informative guided tour. Many antique items on display and lifestyle of the early Chinese settler are unveiled. Guide Emily was very professional and listening to her explanation was never boring. Recommend to visit when in Malacca.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum was wonderfully maintained. We did a guided tour and our guide was very informative and had a great sense of humour. It was the end of Chinese New Year and one of the family members was present -he was in his 80s. We were also lucky enough to be there when a lion dance... More 

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Make sure you do the guided tour, it's very informative. Cost 16 ringgits each, well worth it. The guide was excellent, it was all in English so easy for us to understand. It's an amazing house, you can't appreciate how far back it goes until you visit.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A time traveler history bringing you back to the origins of what a truly unique blend of different cultures and background that can come together. This is a truly amazing experience that one should never miss. All Malaysian should be proud of this heritage and learn alot from this remarkable piece of history. A note for the next generation, "As... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As my wife is a Nyonya we had to visit the museum. The guide of the museum was very informative and showed us every room. She gave us a good history of the place.

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