Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum was built in 1896 and it is a private museum located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock in the Chinatown area of Melaka. The museum is a line of residential houses built by the Dutch which was later bought by the rich Peranakan descendants of Chinese immigrants who married local Malay people after the fall of Malacca.
These three beautifully restored houses mimic the 19th century Baba Nyonya residence. The Chans lived here for four generations before it was opened as a museum in March 1985. The name of the museum came from Baba, a formal term to address a Straits-born sir, and Nyonya which addresses a Straits-born lady.
Baba and Nyonya or known as Peranakan has assimilated with the Malay culture. They both practice Chinese and Malay customs. They are also famous for their unique furniture, clothing styles, food, wedding customs, and Chinese cuisine.
This museum aims to attract foreign tourists, who want to know more about the culture and history of the state of Melaka, especially the Baba and Nyonya community.
Now, one can experience how the Peranakans lived and learn more about the richness of culture and history through a guided tour of the house museum. So come to this museum to find out more about the Baba and Nyonya community.
Operation Hour : Open 10:00 am – 04:15 pm (Monday – Thursday) & 10:00 am – 05:15 pm (Friday – Sunday) only.
Contact Number : 06-282 1273.
Address : Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, 48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka.