National Museum of Singapore

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National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round-the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings-in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore's Golden Jubilee.
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jordanamman23
amman16 contributions
Jan. 2022
Spend about 2 hours here. Exhibits may change; however, on my visit there was a History of Singapore exhibit which was well worth looking at; plus a small history of Singaporean cinema (can sit in cut away old cars- quirky). Need about two hours.
Written 3 January 2022
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Adrian S
Bali, Indonesia8 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
Very good organised museum where you can understand the history of Singapore. It is. Good combination of multimedia presentations
Written 28 December 2021
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Alyssa O
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Sep. 2021
I love the fixed exhibitions that segment the museum into time periods and the newer exhibitions do tap on the interactive element of involving crowds that visit them. It truly is a museum for anyone who wants to know more about Singapore and it takes about 4 hours to really see it all.
Written 25 December 2021
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Mason888
Moscow, Russia7 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
Great museum, very interesting, for adults and 8 y.o. Lots of exhibits, very well maintained, polite personnel
Written 29 July 2021
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Romickid
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Apr. 2021
Overall a great place to go, especially if you want to know the history of Singapore. As foreigners, S$15 for adults and S$10 for students.
Written 26 April 2021
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Blok103
Liverpool, UK293 contributions
Nov. 2020
A really fascinating day out. We didn’t get to see the whole thing so we will be going back. Lots of insight in to Singapore’s history
Written 20 March 2021
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Jingpei
Singapore, Singapore1,117 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Visited for the exhibition on Pandemic and Truly Home. A good experience to walk through the short but rich history of Singapore. Love the effort to include real life accounts and engaging locals to interviews for a perspective from their point of view. How people in different walks of life came through the tumultuous times of Singapore's past and most recently the Covid-19 pandemic. Manage to see some real artefacts from the history, part of my growing up years and things that we won't ever go back to again. Can only reminiscence..
Written 28 February 2021
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Kenneth
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
Really one of the best museums in singapore due to the extensive research and collections for Singaporeans to connect with our short but rich history.

Helps us understand lee kuan yew and the earlier years in Singapore.
Written 13 January 2021
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ianwyj
Singapore, Singapore4,873 contributions
Dec. 2020
It's been almost two decades since I visited the National Museum. I usually enjoy visiting museums but have had this (unfair) perception that this museum's displays are dull. A recent visit helped to dispel that feeling and made me see it in a brand new light. Housed in a grand mansion of a building that dates back to the 1840s, it underwent a long period of renovation before reopening in 2006. Unsurprisingly, its main exhibit is the history of Singapore. Using a variety of media, from physical mock-ups to dioramas to multimedia, visitors get to trace the island from its first historical mention in the 14th century, through its founding as a trading port by the East India Company on the early 19th century, to becoming a Straits Settlement and British colony over the next hundred or so years. The story then moves towards the Japanese occupation during the second world war, independence from Britain, and finally to its development as a sovereign nation. I especially enjoyed the displays pertaining to the development of police force as well as the effects of opium smoking. All this took me slightly over two hours to get through at a fairly lesiurely pace. I also walked through a temporary visually-stunning digital exhibition titled Story of the Forest which made clever use of the building's rotunda. And December being Children's Month at the museum, loads of kids were in attendance, mainly to have their photos taken next to the numerous Doraemon displays.
Written 8 December 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,877 contributions
Dec. 2019
We spent 2 hours at the oldest museum in Singapore, the National Museum. The cost to enter was $15, which I felt was reasonable value for the amount of time we spent in there. We honestly could have spent more but we had other places to be. 

There was so much to learn about the history of Singapore. I particularly liked the mural that could be seen as you descended the staircase and the exhibits that showcased some of the vintage Asian fashion.
Written 13 November 2020
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National Museum of Singapore is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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