July 7, 2022

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

jalan tun tan cheng lock
Located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, or better known as the Millionaire’s Row, the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum is actually a row of residential houses built by the Dutch which were later bought over by the wealthy Peranakans (the descendants of Chinese immigrants who married with local Malays after arriving in Melaka).
The architectural style of these houses clearly reflects the East-West influence. Built in 1896, the museum offers an insight into the lifestyles of the Baba-Nyonyas in Melaka, especially at the turn of the century.
windows baba nyonya house
Witness the rich heritage in terms of traditional costumes, antique furnitures and elaborate carvings. Western influence can clearly be seen in the number of antique furnitures with Italian, British and Dutch influences. The western influence does not end here as there are many things in the museum…from the Victorian era lamp to floor tiles…have a story of their own to be told.
The Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum is located at No 48 and 50 at the row of houses. Guided tours are provided during the visit and no photography is allowed.
baba nyonya museum
Click here for info and photos about real life baba nyonya. Details and history about peranakans here.


Hi, I'am Asmaliana, I work at Tourism Melaka. I love my state, Melaka, the world heritage city by UNESCO. Don't Mess With Melaka.

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2 thoughts on “Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

  1. Hi, may I know how long you spent in this Museum? If I only have 1 hr, is it enough to go through the whole museum?

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