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National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
+65 6332 3250
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Great detailed history of the island, the people, and the nation. Very detailed, but nothing especially unique about this museum compared to other national museums. It's pretty much exactly what you would expect from a museum.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A long line to purchase tickets but it moved quickly. Explored 2 levels and multiple exhibits on the basic $15 entry. Took 2 hours and we seen the history from a fishing village to a modern city. There was good information without being too much....More

Thank Ed T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was shocked at how much there was to see at this museum, I learned so much about Singapore’s history and there were so many galleries and exhibits, it’s easy to spend 2-4 hours here in my opinion. Good for all ages I think.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well maintained and organized. Good place to spend with your children and teach them the history more practically. Nowadays I can see more video display which is available everywhere. Apart from this, great place to visit to learn Singapore history.

Thank Ssaravanan1
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum does a decent job of showing you interesting bits of Singapore history in small doses. There are four or six galleries that break down history into 10 year periods which are quick to see if you don't want to spend all day in...More

Thank Family0fFiveNL
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My immediate observation was of disappointment. Disappointment that such a beautiful city full of fascinating history that occurred in recent times, is displaying minimalist facts and most in dark rooms. The steps through the major periods are conservative, and yet in reality were dynamic. The...More

Thank L2912UBs
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth half a day of anyone's time. The wide range of exhibits, comprehensive but not overdone, tell Singapore's story from backwater fishing village to multicultural modern city. The museum tackles British colonialism head on, highlighting the things the locals value as well as less comfortable...More

Thank Alan K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this highly enough. A brilliant exhibition of the history and culture of Singapore. Set aside at least three hours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit coincided with Arts Festival so there were many extra art activities happening which was great bonus. Also visited as part of Indie Walking Tour so having a local give background added to experience.

Thank redsilver22
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a great museum to visit. you can spend hours here. so much to see. at the moment there is a major exhibition on the fall of Singapore, which is very well presented.the wow factor for me is the story of the forest. this...More

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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.
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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 !
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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
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