Time Required : 1-2 hours
Timings : Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Last Admission: 4:15 or 5:15
Museum is closed for three days during the Chinese New Year
Entry Fees : Adult: RM 16
Child (5-12 years): RM 11
Planning a Trip? Ask Your Question
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock is a complex of three restored houses showcasing the typical 19th-century Chinese-Malays (Baba-Nyonya) residence. The Chinese Palladian houses were converted into Peranakan Museum now known for their exquisite woodwork, porcelain and furniture.
Managed by the Chan Family, Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum was built by the great grandfather of the Chan family, Chan Kim Lay in 1896 for his upcoming generations to live in. The house consists of three terraces and all the portions are almost 20 feet in width and 180 feet long with an air well in the middle for proper air circulation.
The décor and artefacts along with the furniture provide a mesmerising experience. It was named ‘Baba Nyonya’ as ‘Baba’ is used to address the Straits-born gentleman and ‘Nyonya’ is for Straits-born lady in an honorific manner.