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National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
+65 6332 3251
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Singapore's history in detail.

I'm no history buff but I enjoyed my visit in NMS. They show you in detail the history of Singapore... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melissa T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Had been in many National Museum but Singapore never failed at amazing people. Charming restaurant... read more

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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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93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
+65 6332 3251
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm no history buff but I enjoyed my visit in NMS. They show you in detail the history of Singapore as a nation; from its humble beginnings up until how it became to be one of the world's successful countries. Artifacts are categorized by galleries...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed yesterday

Had been in many National Museum but Singapore never failed at amazing people. Charming restaurant lead us to many surprise. a must destination when in Singapore

Thank green s
Reviewed 2 days ago

We know the wartime experience of Singapore pretty well, but following our visit we now understand both the traditional history of this fascinating place and, more importantly, how Singapore arose from the carnage of 1942-45 to make its place as a leading centre of modern...More

Thank gerryp24
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a few hours wandering through the galleries. You get a very good idea of the history of Singapore, from the very beginning through to more modern times. Don't miss the digital display walk from the second floor, very worthwhile.

Thank RG02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the best part of a day in the museum, it tells the story of the history of Singapore in an easy to follow but detailed way. It is a modern museum and utilises sensible and imaginative technology to inform and make you think,...More

Thank Rooombiter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Review by Dr Sim. This is one of the major museums in Singapore. Old museum. Recommend visit by Tourists. Nice walk through. Many things to see. Regards DrSim001

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so many quality galleries within walking distance (National Art Gallery, Singapore Art Museum, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Peranakan Museum), just why should anyone consider the National Museum of Singapore (NMS)? Well, one important reason is that while the other museums and galleries provide narratives...More

Thank Spooky T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to "kill" time on a sunny hot day, while hosting oversea guests. You able to understand the history of Singapore as you walk through all the things exhibition hall. There are many interactive devices like torch screen TV and headphone by...More

Thank kiang long A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd done most of the big attractions in Singapore, and thought this would be an interesting hot/rainy day activity......and it did score on that aspect. The exhibits were interesting for the most part, but it lacked a coherent "flow" and the animations were a tad...More

Thank NYandAussie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what a museum should be like. Great building and very interesting displays. The history of Singapore was especially good. All staff helpful and friendly

Thank rogster2015
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Vivian J
8 March 2017|
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Response from Robbiejo4866 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your interests, we were lucky to have a personal guide and spent over 2 hours. Lovely cafe and shop so I would allow for 3 hours.
Rupal S
15 June 2016|
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Response from daved64 | Reviewed this property |
the actual entry is free, but we paid about $25-30 to see a World Treasures Exhibition. Was well worth it !
Jane A
19 August 2015|
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Response from Anth0ny1968 | Reviewed this property |
HI, it was 7 sing dollars per adult for the special exhibits and the general area is free but you must check if the museum general area is open. In April it was closed for renovations but you didn't know that till you got... More