The 5 Best Museums in Singapore

Singapore Museum
Singapore Museum
Image: National Museum of Singapore

A museum is a place in which artistic, cultural and scientific values are collected, preserved, interpreted and displayed and Singapore’s museums are great art works boasting such respectful values of the national history. Each of the museums has its own values and different characteristics, which deserves to be one of your activities in Singapore.

Here are the 5 best museums highly recommended for your trip.

1. National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore Image: National Museum of Singapore

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.

2. Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum Image: Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum is the only museum in Singapore dedicated to exhibiting artifacts and collections representing different regions of Asia including China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia/ Islamic. The museum, located on the bank of the Singapore River, is where you can learn about Asia's history and cultures.

3. Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum Image: Singapore Art Museum

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is a contemporary art museum. The SAM focuses on art-making and art thinking in Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia comprising a worldwide perspective on contemporary art practice. The SAM advocates and makes accessible interdisciplinary contemporary art through research-led and evolving curatorial practice.

4. Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum Image: Peranakan Museum

Operated by Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum is a special dedicated museum showcasing the unique culture of Peranakan communities in South-East Asia. This museum contains distinctive collections of artifacts, furniture, and era clothing, representing the living culture of the Peranakan communities in the region.

5. Singapore Philatelic Museum

Singapore Philatelic Museum Image: Singapore Philatelic Museum

Singapore Philatelic Museum is one of the most interesting museums in the island city. Its collections include stamp and archival philatelic materials of Singapore from the 1830s to present day and stamps from member countries of the Universal Postal Union. The museum often organizes educational events for visitors to discover the heritage of Singapore and other countries through philately.

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