Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka

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Discover Peranakan identity and culture at Baba & 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. Plan your visit to Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Melaka trip itinerary maker.
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  • Beautifully kept Baba & Nyonya house from the Chan family. I would recommend all to visit and be immersed in their history. It’s amazing how well they’ve retained the home. We went before midday and.....  more
    Beautifully kept Baba & Nyonya house from the Chan family. I would recommend all to visit and be immersed in their history. It’s amazing how well they’ve retained the home. We went before midday and.....  more »
  • It is a good place to understand more about Peranakan culture. Although it was a self guided tour, I feel it was an eye opener not only for us adults but also for our 2 children. The museum itself... 
    It is a good place to understand more about Peranakan culture. Although it was a self guided tour, I feel it was an eye opener not only for us adults but also for our 2 children. The museum itself...  more »
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  • What a beautiful house and museum! A very detailed written guide is provided making the visit enjoyable and instructive. Note: Guided tours are not currently offered and museum is only open Thursday to Sunday
  • This was an experience we had planned into our trip to Malacca. Learning about the history of ethnic Chinese-Malays and how they would have lived, how celebrations were experienced, clothes worn, was fascinating. Only a short walk from Jonker Walk, and reasonably priced for local education and interesting architecture (that you can then notice in converted shops along the street!). Highly recommend for people with an interest in local Malaccan history.

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