Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum was established in 1896. The house was once purchased by the Baba Chan family in 1861 and has been inhabited by four generations since.
Baba is for the guy and Nyonya is for the lady for the peranakan to call. Peranakan means the local who mixed with Chinese from native China and Indonesian who is not Muslim from the past. Baba Chan Cheng Siew is the second generation of peranakan chinese of Chan family who stayed in this peranakan house before and done a lot of furnishing to make it looks luxurious.
The Baba Nyonya Museum building.
The signboard of Baba Nyonya Museum.
The first entrance look after enter this peranakan house.
This part called it as Airwell (Chim Che)
The old type of word typing machine.
The dark hall for young Nyonyas to stay and without anyone see them from the street.
The long table to serve big family.
Kitchen with full of old cooking equipments.
The entrance of master bedroom on the second floor.
The showcase of bridal chamber bed.
The wedding costumes are fashioned from Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912).
The gold and diamond jewelry box display.
The wall crafting looks really gorgeous and match with the colour as well.
The old type of the security box.
Mahjong and Cherki are the games that played by Nyonyas.
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum tour in YouTube
Child: RM11 (5 to 12 years old)
Operation hours: 10am to 12.30pm | 2pm to 5pm (Thurs to Sun)
Location: 48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka
*3mins walk from Jonker Street Night Market