National Museum of Singapore

  • National Museum of Singapore Image: National Museum of Singapore
  • Address
    National Museum of Singapore
    93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
  • Phone
    (65) 6332 3659
  • Opening hours
    Daily from 10:00 to 18:00
    Last admission at 17:30
  • Website
    www.nationalmuseum.sg
  • Email
    nhb_nm_hospitality@nhb.gov.sg

If you are interested in Singapore’s history, National Museum of Singapore is the first place you should visit. Established since 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in our island sity. Standing out through challenging and vibrant festivals and events, this museum has displayed great exhibitions and artifacts in Singapore. Besides, you can more or less discover the inceptions of Singapore along with cultural interests and national pride of Singaporeans in this museum.

Guide to National Museum of Singapore
Singapore History gallery
You can experience major events as well as personal stories of individuals who witnessed the history of Singapore.

Singapore Living galleries with 4 themes: Fashion, Food, Film & Wayang and Photography.

Fashion gallery
You can see different kinds of costumes worn by women from different areas, and the backroom will tell you about how various garments are made.

Film & Wayang gallery
There are three big screens for you to watch old films, movies paraphernalia and listen to various movie theme songs. In addition, you will be surprised by the Chinese opera costumes and accessories worn by the opera actors in the backroom.

Food gallery
You can see Singapore’s street life vividly shown from the display of food-related artifacts and sound installations, such as satay, chicken rice, etc… to the enticing aroma of spices displayed in the backroom.

Photography gallery
Through family portraits, albums, precious artifacts and collection of old photographs, you will certainly have a full view about Singapore’s local life.

Singapore history gallery guided tour
English
Monday to Friday 11:00, 14:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:30

Mandarin
Monday 13:30
Saturday & Sunday 11:00, 13:30

Japanese
Monday to Friday 10:30
Every first of Saturday of the month 13:30

French
Every 1st Thursday of the month 10:00

Admission
Admission to the Museum building is free. Admission charges are applicable to the galleries and selected exhibitions and programmes.

Exhibition and Stamford galleries
– Citizens & Permanent Residents: Free admission
– Foreign Visitors: Adult admission is S$6.00, student admission is S$3.00

How to get there
Bus lines: 64, 65, 139 and NR6 (Walking 1 mins from bus stop B07509)
Nearest  MRT station: Bras Basah MRT (CC2) (Walking 2 mins from Exit C)

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