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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum Tours

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Peranakan men and women are known as baba and nyonya respectively, and the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum transports the traveler back to their 19th-century heyday. Immerse yourself in the costumes and rituals of this Chinese-Malay fusion culture as you explore this lovingly restored townhouse in the heart of historic Melaka.

The Basics

The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is an occasional stop on Melaka tours, which generally depart either from the city itself or from Kuala Lumpur. It’s easy enough to visit independently, and tickets are affordably priced, although at many times of year you will want to book ahead. If you don’t already have a guide, it’s worth paying the small extra charge to join the informative guided tours that depart every half hour or so throughout the day.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is a must for history buffs and fans of interior design.
  • Signage is very limited, so to make the most of your visit, book a guided tour.
  • The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is still operated by the Chan family, who first moved into the house in 1861.
  • The museum is not wheelchair-accessible. It’s spread over three unmodernized floors, and even the ground floor has steps for access.

How to Get There
The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is located on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock in the heart of old Melaka, less than five minutes’ walk from the Jonker Street Night Market and within walking distance of all the key downtown attractions. Riding one of Melaka’s colorful, motorized 3-wheelers (trishaws) is a fun way to arrive if you’re feeling footsore.

When to Get There
The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is open seven days a week from midmorning to late afternoon, excluding Malaysian public holidays, with slightly extended opening hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Visit early in the day during the working week for a less crowded experience.

Who Are the Peranakans?
From nyonya food to tiny beaded shoes and delicate lace gowns, Peranakan culture runs through old Melaka. It dates back at least 500 years, when Chinese settlers in the areas that now form part of Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia started intermarrying with the locals. Traditional Peranakan culture is a hybrid of old-fashioned mainland Chinese ways with Malay elements.
Address: 48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Admission: Varies
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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Tour Tickets

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Tour Tickets

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Journey back to 19th-century Malacca with a visit to the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance, then gain an insight into Baba Nyonya culture and heritage on a 45-minute guided tour of the historic building.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.58
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$5.58

Cruise Arrival Special : Melaka Shore Excursion with Local Host

Cruise Arrival Special : Melaka Shore Excursion with Local Host

Make the most of even a short stop in Melaka on this half-day small-group guided tour from the Parameswara Jetty. Ride a trishaw, feast on a lunch of the city’s signature Peranakan cuisine, and soak up signature sights of historic Old Town: St. Paul’s Church, Red Square (Dutch Square), Jonker Street, Porta de Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Kampung Kling Mosque, and Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$194.88
Price varies by group size
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$194.88
Price varies by group size
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Best of Melaka 13 Hrs Full Day Flexible Van Tour

Best of Melaka 13 Hrs Full Day Flexible Van Tour

The most flexible and comprehensive Melaka full day private tour. Commute to dispersed attractions and respite in the air-conditioned vehicle, photograph at the heritage site of Dutch Square, ChristChurch and Afamosa Fort, enjoy the Panoramic View of the Straits of Melaka at the top of Saint Paul Hills, hunt the exotic gifts at Jonker Street, marvel at the spiritual Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and immerse your taste buds with the delicious local dishes. You may choose up to 7 out of the 10 attractions and dictate the duration spent within the 13 hours that fits your physical fitness level the best. Be escorted and our experience driver will share live commentary on the go. Well-curated Melaka highlight tour for private group size up to 15 pax without luggage. Highlights * Make the best out of Melaka in Just 1 day * Admire the Unique Tropical Scenic Land Ride * Exclusive Tailor-made Programs on the Spot * Skip the Line Melaka Discovering Tour * Accompanid by Local Throughout the Journey
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.50
Price varies by group size
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$62.50
Price varies by group size

13 Hrs Melaka Ultimate Full Day & Night Car Tour

13 Hrs Melaka Ultimate Full Day & Night Car Tour

The most flexible and comprehensive Melaka full day private tour. Commute to dispersed attractions and respite in the air-conditioned vehicle, photograph at the heritage site of Dutch Square, ChristChurch and Afamosa Fort, enjoy the Panoramic View of the Straits of Melaka at the top of Saint Paul Hills, hunt the exotic gifts at Jonker Street, marvel at the spiritual Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and immerse your taste buds with the delicious local dishes. You may choose up to 7 out of the 10 attractions and dictate the duration spent within the 13 hours that fits your physical fitness level the best. Be escorted and our experience driver will share live commentary on the go. Well-curated Melaka highlight tour for private group size up to 6 pax without luggage. Highlights * Make the best out of Melaka in Just 1 day * Admire the Unique Tropical Scenic Land Ride * Exclusive Tailor-made Programs on the Spot * Skip the Line Melaka Discovering Tour * Accompanid by Local Throughout the Journey
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.16
Price varies by group size
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$186.16
Price varies by group size

The Non-Touristy Malacca Private Day Trip

The Non-Touristy Malacca Private Day Trip

Your private day trip to Malacca starts with a convenient pick up from your accommodation. Right on time to avoid the traffic! Feeling hungry? As soon as you arrive in the city of Malacca, you will hit a locals' favorite Indian family restaurant for some delicious breakfast. Get ready, the cultural gems are everywhere! Wander in the city and see the famous Christ church and admire the details inside, like it's majestic beams on the ceiling. And for a bit of Portuguese vibes, enjoy a nice walk upwards St. Paul hill. A must-visit is Jonker street! Follow your favorite local to the biggest market of the city where you can find anything from antiques to all kinds of Malaysian products. And to escape the crowds, grab lunch at a restaurant especially chosen for you away from the touristy crowds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.21
Price varies by group size
From
$162.21
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum costs USD 5.58. Guided Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum tours start around USD 5.58 per person. See all 4 Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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