Timings : Visits are strictly on the basis of appointment. Tours and self-guided visits are available for online booking from the 15th of every month, two months ahead. Visits are not available on Sunday and Public Holidays.
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : An entry fee of SGD 10 is charged to anyone who does not satisfy any of the following criteria:
Citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore
NUS Staff, Students and Alumni
Students holding valid passes
ICOM and Museum Roundtable members
Built in the 1890s, Baba House is the beautifully restored and renovated three-story ancestral home of a Peranakan Chinese family. Located at 157 Neil Road at the heart of Singapore’s Blair Plain district, it is a place that excites visitors who are eager to learn more about the life of the Peranakan Chinese people residing here at the early part of the twentieth century.
The house had belonged to the Wee family of Peranakan Chinese origin earlier until it had been acquired by the “National University of Singapore (NUS)” in 2006. Opened to the public in 2008 and renamed as NUS Baba House. Meticulously renovated while paying attention to the slightest detail, Baba House offers a fantastic journey into the early 20th century home of a prominent Straits Chinese family. A glorious collection of furniture, textiles, ceramics, calligraphy and a variety of other domestic and ornamental objects, have been displayed in the first and second levels of the house. The third level houses a gallery of temporary exhibitions on Peranakan themes. Managed by the university, Baba House is not only conceived as a heritage house, but also a learning centre for architectural conservation, social history, and cultural hybridity.
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