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.
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.
Click here for info and photos about real life baba nyonya. Details and history about peranakans here.