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Address: 93 Stamford Road National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
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+65 6332 3251
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of...

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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One of the best Museums in Singapore

Great museum, one of my favourite in Singapure. entrance $10. m check the website for free guided tours - offered daily. great place to learn more about Singapore. One of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum, one of my favourite in Singapure. entrance $10. m check the website for free guided tours - offered daily. great place to learn more about Singapore. One of the 'must' places to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Typically classy, creative and organised. Singaporean museums are generally impressive but this was my favourite. We spent almost five hours here! The historic time line was my favourite part because the city has had such a rich and interesting history. Being English it is always especially interesting to me when my own countries history is woven into the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent two hours learning the roots of Singapore, how did they create the country. I love this place a lot. I learnt loads of things about Singapore and Singaporeans. It's one of the 'must' places to visit when you go to this country!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the best Museums we have visited, very well laid out with maximum explanations. Most of the exhibits are on the ground floor which makes it very easy to visit. An excellent Cafe, the coffee is delicious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum layout felt a little disjointed at times, but there was still plenty here to see and learn. I especially liked the exhibits on the early days of colonial Singapore and the descriptions of Raffles and his exploits to thwart the Dutch in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exhibits are really well presented, and excellent chance to learn more about Singapore, its people, and history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone wishing to delve into the history of Singapore a visit to this museum with its' many exhibits is an absolute must!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to take advantage of free guided tour in English by a very knowledgeable and informative guide. Interesting cross section of exhibits across time and topic from art to culture to religion. Easy to navigate and spend as much or as little time as suites you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stuck in Singapore over 3 day weekend public holiday. Other booked tours cancelled last minute by companies. So set out on my own walking adventure and found a beautifully architectured building housing the National Museum of Singapore, free entry. Most enjoyable was the chronological history of Singapore including the invasion, recovery and earlier philanthropist and pioneers of development and Singapore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not just the art exhibited which is worth seeing. Equally worthwhile and interesting is to see the architecture of the old Supreme Court and Government building. To see all - plan at least 2-3 hours. There are some excellent restaurants on this site, although most are only open for dinner.

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