Built in the late 19th century, the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum focuses on the history of Baba Nyonya - noble Chinese descendents who adapted to Malay culture. The museum celebrates the interracial relationships that formed between the Chinese and the Malays in the past when explorer Admiral Cheng Ho arrived in Melaka with numbers of Chinese settlers. The museum itself was once the residence of such a family - Rumah Abu. Visitors to the museum can witness several photo exhibits, traditional attire and costumes as well as numerous kitchen utensils and crafts that were used in the past. Several guided tours, audio visuals as well as a separate research centre are also available for visitors.
Entrance tickets would cost around RM12 for tourists and RM8 for locals.
Open from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. A free guided tour is available at around 12:00.
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults
Photograph exhibit and costume display
Though designated prayer facilities at the museum might not be available, visitors could choose from a number of mosques in Melaka in the vicinity of the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. A few of the more prominent mosques in the city include the Al-Azim Mosque, Kampung Hulu Mosque, Tranquerah Mosque, Malacca Straits Mosque, etc.
A number of Halal restaurants near the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum will be available, within the city limits. Famous spots include the Restoran Taj and Pak Halim Corner, which serve both delicious international and local fare.