National Museum of Singapore | Discover Singapore’s History and Culture

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Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Hours:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sun: 10 am ‚Äď 7 pm
Admission:¬†Free and Paid ‚Äď From $10

With its history dating back to the 1800s, the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) is the nation’s oldest museum.

Housed within the 19th-century colonial exterior is the story of the nation’s legacy and development. Featuring exhibits that showcase the city-state’s progress through the years, the museum is an ideal place to introduce your little ones to the Singapore story.

Its permanent galleries shine a spotlight on not just Singapore’s transformation from her early years as Singapura to Crown Colony to Singapore today but also on the lifestyle of the people during the different eras. Through creative storytelling, the museum has brought together the nation, her people and their culture in a compelling narrative. The intriguing tales are also fun to discover thanks to the immersive exhibits. 

In addition to special exhibitions, the museum also hosts an assortment of events throughout the year, which ranges from art installations, performances and festivals to workshops and film screenings. 

Within the museum‚Äôs premise are two caf√©s ‚Äď Food for Thought with ‚ÄúMuseum Special‚ÄĚ dishes inspired by stories from the galleries and Flutes serving up Modern European cuisine. The museum retail store stocked up with merchandise inspired by the museum‚Äôs collections is located on Level 1.¬†

ADDRESS: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Mon ‚Äď Sun: 10 am ‚Äď 7 pm¬†
Last entry: 6.30 pm except for Glass Rotunda (last entry: 6.15 pm)

Singaporeans and PRs
Adult and Child: Free

Adult: $15
Child (kids 6 years and below): Free
Concession (students, senior citizens, persons with disabilities and 1 caregiver): $10

Covid-19 Update: You are encouraged to pre-purchase your tickets online to reduce waiting time at the museum. 

Growing Up 

Modern Colony

Singapore History Gallery

Story of the Forest

Surviving Syonan

Kampung, Moving Memories Gallery


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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