Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Muzium Warisan Baba Nyonya
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LocationMelaka City, Melaka, Malaysia
Coordinates2°11′43″N 102°14′48″E / 2.195350°N 102.246700°E / 2.195350; 102.246700Coordinates: 2°11′43″N 102°14′48″E / 2.195350°N 102.246700°E / 2.195350; 102.246700

The Baba & Nyonya House Museum (Malay: Muzium Warisan Baba Nyonya), also known as the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. It showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese-Malays called Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan in Melaka.


The museum was established in 1986 by Chan Kim Lay, the fourth generation of his family to reside in the large house built by his great-grandfather in 1896 in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, a street also known as "Millionaire's Row" for its luxurious houses.[1][2][3][4]

In 2009, Chinese president Hu Jintao toured the museum during a visit to Melaka.[5] In 2013, the President of Singapore Dr Tony Tan also toured the museum.


The museum is known for its elaborate woodwork, furniture, and porcelain.[6]

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  1. ^ "Malacca mixed tradition--Peranakan culture." Philippines News Agency/Xinhua, 13 September 2010  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ Rina de Silva, "Fading customs of Straits Chinese", New Straits Times, 21 August 2007  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ "Leisurely stroll for history lesson", New Straits Times, 7 May 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  4. ^ Hwei-F'en Cheah, "Nonya Beadwork and Contemporary Peranakan Chinese Culture in Singapore and Malaysia", in Marianne Hulsbosch, Elizabeth Bedford, Martha Chaiklin, eds., Asian Material Culture (Amsterdam University Press, 2009), ISBN 978-9089640901, p. 77. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  5. ^ "Hu views Straits of Malacca and visits museum", New Straits Times, 12 November 2009  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  6. ^ "Beyond Singapore", Sunset, 1 April 1989  – via Questia Online Library (subscription required).
  • Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. pp. 200 pages. ISBN 981-4068-96-9.

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