We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-283 1273
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Tour Tickets
More Info
and up
Malacca Chinese Heritage Walking Trail Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour” (203 reviews)
“baba nyonya” (101 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-283 1273
Write a Review
Reviews (1,600)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,277 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Baba Nyonya house is absolutely beautiful, lavish in its decoration and a great insight into life in Melaka as it once was for the family who own and live in the house. The tour is fascinating and the guide really brought the place to...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is very interesting. Every hour there's a guided tour in english that shows around the house and tells the story of this family, how they lived and preserved their traditions and culture. Very recommended place to learn more about Melaka.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

English guided tour of about 45 minutes walking us through this very well kept quiet house and telling about the traditions and beliefs of Baba and Nyonya was clearly a high point of our Malacca visit. Intricate carvings, antique furniture, beautiful artifacts when weaved with...More

1  Thank Abhishek D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A preserved Nyonya house, it is a living monument to the Straits-born Chinese culture. Lots of interesting details on the private lives of rich Nyonya. I recommend reading through every bit of information the owners give you; there are also guided tours, which we didn't...More

1  Thank luispaisbernardo
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only have time to do one Museum trip in Melaka then this museum is a must. Our guide Kamal captivated us for an hour with the story of 7 generations of a family of Baba and Nyonyan heritage. His obvious love and devotion...More

1  Thank 134teresa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm writing this within minutes of completing a very enjoyable hour long tour through this interesting museum. The tour organisers did a great job corralling the many visitors that turned up within seconds of the scheduled tour start time, and even managing a further wave...More

1  Thank Jeffo999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is an old house full of history of the family. guided tour available! the house will amaze you! must go in melaka if u r a history fan!

Thank L C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended for cultural and history learning in one of my Melaka tour, takes you around 40mins with museum speaker for entire tour.

Thank Teng Kar H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter this heritage house you immerse in the past. Beautiful exposition of the local home life of the rich in past times. Taking photographs inside the museum is not alowed:(

1  Thank LussyV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place provides an excellent (if somewhat hurried and brusque) tour of a traditional Straits Chinese house. The exhibits themselves are representative of Straits Chinese lifestyles, and compare favourably with the similar museum in Penang. However, the captioning is so poor that having a guide...More

Thank shixianhuangdi
Nearby Restaurants
The Daily Fix
623 reviews
.11 km away
Calanthe Art Cafe
644 reviews
.08 km away
Bibik House Chendol
129 reviews
.10 km away
The Stolen Cup
20 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca
400 reviews
.19 km away
Jonker Street
4,673 reviews
.14 km away
Malacca River
2,027 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
21 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Libby F | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Monday!
25 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from henrykcchan | Property representative |
They can speak Chinese , Melayu and English
Diah004262 A
25 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from henrykcchan | Property representative |
It takes about 1/2 if you walk n taxi about 15 minutes or less. Opening hours is from 10-5pm. Last tour is t 4.15pm