Tun Ghafar Baba Memorial was officially launched by Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka, Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil Yaakob in 28th February 2006. This memorial was established to commemorate the contributions of Tun Abdul Ghafar as our respected and reputable leader who are adored by the people especially during his time as the Deputy Prime Minister. The memorial which was located in Lot 163, Persiaran Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba, Peringgit Melaka used to be his home during his stay in Melaka and was built on 1956. The house was made out of wood with a small town village concept. It was then renovated by him after being appointed as Melaka Chief Minister (1959 – 1967). The aim of the renovation was to accommodate many visitors and guests.
The exhibition space is divided into 2 sections. They are the downstairs section which exhibits his personal items during his service with government as the Chief Minister, Cabinet Minister and Deputy Prime Minister and Representative. There are also a living room and master bedroom in its original arrangement. The upstairs section features 2 bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen with old tools and utensils. Other displayed items are speeches, pictures, books, videos, cassettes and record tapes. While visiting the memorial, we are indulged into a lifestyle of public leader who live in a moderate life yet having a huge spirit especially to develop the Malays society without ignoring the other races in the country. "Saya tidak ada kelulusan tinggi, cuma ada semangat. Tapi saya ingin terus berjuang berlandaskan semangat itu" (I do not have high qualification, but only the spirit. I want to fight based on that) was his unforgettable quote that you can experience when visiting the memorial.