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Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6332 3251
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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This is a place you will learn everything about Singapore's History. You will leave like a true Singaporean with all the knowledge and cultural experience you gained from this... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a place you will learn everything about Singapore's History. You will leave like a true Singaporean with all the knowledge and cultural experience you gained from this place. Truly Amazing.

Thank KelvinOngKB
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A pretty great museum. Enjoyed reading about the turbulent and fascinating history of Singapore. Great way to spend my time before a flight out. The cafe there is not so good though (very poor service, expensive).

Thank mondki
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great introduction to Spore history and culture. The front building has some smaller exhibits but the back add-on is totally new with big tall soaring spaces and interesting dioramas that takes you through the interesting history of Spore from water culture to modern day... Great place to start your visit.

Thank tfizzle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went for an exhibition and professor talk which was really well organised and had a houseful. After the exhibition, I got a chance to have a look at the exhibits which were very well curated. I think the museum isn't well-known enough and not popular yet due to limited information and tourist visitors but is now gaining popularity. Spotless... More 

Thank Vaaridhi
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

such a well done museum (as are some of the other ones) but this puts a lot of the history into context. We spent over 5 hours here. We learned so much about the times before the British, the British, the Malay states, why Singapore left the Malay states, and how the have accomplished the economic miracle that is today's... More 

Thank Nick D
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must in your visit to Singapore . You can travel in time and get amazed for the determination of a country to excel

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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience there is awesome. Inside the museum is very very grand and spotless clean. The staff are accommodating. Then I used to walk in their connecting bridge that help me conquer my fear of heights. Its my second time visiting National Gallery of Singapore but still I'm always enchanted by its beauty.

Thank eash441
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit whilst in Singapore. We had a volunteer museum guide who took us through the main exhibit.

Thank Richard E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good museum, informative and interactive. Allow at least 2 hours for your visit and perhaps combine with visit to other attractions close by

Thank Jayne G
Patras, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a quiet area with several parks and easy access with nearby metro station. It's not impressive if you do not want to pay the ticket just take some photos ...

Thank ADEPER23

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