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Address: 93 Stamford Road National Museum of Singapore, 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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A very interesting museum of Singapore! Interesting facts about the history of Singapore and the amazing man who basically made Singapore, Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very interesting museum of Singapore! Interesting facts about the history of Singapore and the amazing man who basically made Singapore, Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fascinating museum which details very clearly the origins and culture of Singapore and puts so much of what you see in the city in a proper context. Well laid out, cool, excellent cafe.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to the National Museum after the refurbishment and we very much enjoyed it. The exhibition is very well designed with static displays and lots of interactive experiences, movies and "shows". It is very well executed and gives a good overview of the city´s history. Definitely recommend it to understand Singapore...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent some time walking around the permanent history of Singapore exhibition (the Singapore History Gallery). It was certainly interesting and good to learn how Singapore came to be what it is today. We also visited the temporary 'What is Visible is not Invisible' exhibition which was more interactive and very enjoyable. Lucky we visited on a quiet weekday morning... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not only a large museum but you need to spend substantial time looking at the exhibits, most of which are laid out in various unique display areas. We chose to only see the permanent exhibitions housed over 2 floors and spent close to 2 hours in the museum. There is also a nice coffee shop on the ground... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a good few hours looking at everything and learning the history of Singapore. This is a museum for history buffs as there was little in the way of flora or fauna on display.

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Braidwood, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are interested in the full history of Singapore, this is the place to go. Very informative history from the early 14th century through to modern times. Would recommend a visit. Entrance fee is reasonable.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A huge building, it took a little while to find my way in, but worth persevering. Lots of history of local culture, both rich and poor Singaporeans and immigrants. Plenty of photos and memorabilia. A good well laid out museum. Restaurant was inexpensive and had a good choice.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is very beautiful and its a great place for learning and understanding the development of Singapore which is very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent rainy day activity! The museum has an area devoted to Lee Kuan Yew that truly explains how the city state became such a cultural and economic marvel. Other exhibits describe life in different decades leads no up to the present.

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