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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
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Reviewed yesterday

A great museum and building. You might spend hours here fascinated by their collections. There's a difference of admission ticket price for tourist but definitely worth visit.

Thank Elizabeth h
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent half of my day getting to know the history and culture of Singapore and it was time well spent! Foreigners need to pay for the ticket which is about 15 Singaporean Dollars. When I was there there's a special exhibit going on where you...More

Thank Seonyul G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plan to spend at least 3 hours there if you want to know more about this fascinating Island Nation. From where it was just an "island" > seaport > colony of GB > Independence > modern-day Singapore. Very well organized mixed with multi-media exhibits. One...More

Thank john w
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a well planned and extremely informative museum. If you are curious about Singapore history this museum will give a quick and interesting overview. Admission is free on certain days (such as New Year's Day).

Thank HubCPrairieDog
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit Singapore frequently and always enjoy visits to both the Museum and the Gallleries. Apart from the obvious exhibits to see They always have good cafes and the facilities for children are excellent The animated show in the Rotunda was amazing, culminating in an...More

Thank J07sc0tland
Reviewed 5 days ago

Is located at quite a quiet area but it is really beautiful there! If I am not wrong, entry is free for Singaporeans:)

Thank yuukii2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not a huge fan of museums, if truth be told; I have found so many to be dead boring. This one isn't. Housed in a splendid colonial building dating from 1887, it includes various multimedia displays and interactive exhibits that explain in an engaging...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the building and the architecture. The review and focus on the war and what happened to the building I thoroughly enjoyed. If you like history this is the place to go and see how the war went for the British. Take at least 4...More

Thank Chip D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This imposing building with its classical lines and impressive dome is adjacent to Fort Canning Park. Admission fee is waived for Singapore nationals, everyone else pays. Currently there is an excellent temporary exhibition "Witness to War; Remembering 1942" and there is a more permanent section...More

Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had time to visit the history gallery, which does a great job of showing how/why Singapore has evolved over the years. Highly recommended for anyone with any interest in history.

Thank JBV87
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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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