Get to bring home a handmade brick from a colonial building that was constructed over a century ago!
About Children's Museum Singapore's Fund-Raising Campaign
CMSG is starting a fundraising campaign for its Education Fund, which will be used to launch projects and programmes that will inspire curiosity and encourage children to learn more about heritage and culture through play.
Contributors who donate $500 and above to the museum's Education Fund will receive a brick from the building that now houses the museum! The bricks were removed as part of the museum’s redevelopment to expand the spaces in the galleries.
About The History Of The Building
Photo Credits: National Heritage Board & Children's Museum Singapore
The double-storey colonial building located at the foot of Fort Canning Hill was designed by Tomlinson and Lermit Architects. It was commissioned by the trustees of the Anglo Chinese School in 1906 as an extension block for the school. It has also served as the Methodist Book Room in the 1970s and 1980s, and more recently, the Singapore Philatelic Museum from 1995.
The building now houses the Children Museum Singapore (CMSG).
About Children's Museum Singapore (CMSG)
When CMSG opens its doors in December later this year, the building will become home to Singapore’s first museum dedicated to children 12 years and below, and serve as a ‘starter museum’ to introduce young visitors and their families to the museum-going experience, as well as a testbed to spearhead engagement strategies and educational approaches for children.
Fund-Raising Campaign Details
Interested members of the public can find more details on the fund-raising campaign here. More details on CMSG will be shared closer to its opening in December 2022.