The Republic of Singapore Navy Museum Has Massive Gun Display and More For Families!

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The Singapore Navy Museum brings families on a journey through the Republic of Singapore Navy's history and to discover the journey to till today. 

Venue: 112 Tanah Merah Coast Road
Opening Hours: TBC
Admission: TBC

The Singapore Navy Museum is a 3-storey museum that showcases the history of the Republic of Singapore Navy and the journey it took to be the modern fighting force today. 

The museum is currently undergoing a refresh and is expected to reopen in mid- 2023. It is currently located within Changi Naval Base, a restricted area, but there are plans to open a new entrance to the museum, thus allowing the public to visit easily. 

*Photos are from a preview tour that we took in Feb 2023 with certain exhibits and attractions still not ready yet. 

The Singapore Navy

Upon entering the museum, you will and impressive entrance with videos showing the importance of the navy to Singapore, and also The Navy Ensign with a description to explain its meaning too. 

History of the Singapore Navy

The experience starts with a "time-travel" video to share more about the importance of the sea to Singapore since our early years and to share the importance of having a strong navy in protecting the seas around us too. 

After the video, you will head into the exhibition hall where you will go through the panels that shares the formation of the navy as a volunteer force till the Republic of Singapore Navy today.

Here, you will get to see artefacts of RSS Panglima (RSS being Republic of Singapore Ship) which was the first ship of the Republic of Singapore Navy. It was first commissioned in 1956 as HMS Panglima (Her Majesty Ship) before becoming KD Panglima of the Royal Malaysian Nacy in 1963, and finally as RSS Panglima in 1966. 

While the ship is already decommission, RSS Panglima still remains as a name of a building within the Singapore Navy. 

The Singapore Navy Today


You will leave this floor via a futuristic looking section (blue lights and mirrors) where you will get to see replicas of modern ships of the Singapore Navy (including a submarine). 

From here, you will head up the stairs to the 2nd floor where you will discover different aspects of the navy today! You won't miss the interactive boards where you can learn more about the roles the Singapore Navy plays in protecting Singapore waters today. 


Other interesting displays here are the equipment used by our sailors (including putting on a bulletproof vest used by sailors), a display of missiles used on our ships, and even the navigation equipment from a submarine! 

Friendships Built

On the highest level, you will find gifts and stories that the Singapore Navy has received from other navies around the world. It is a showcase of how the Singapore Navy is a respect member of the international community and the many meaningful relationships created since its formation. 

You also find a video gallery that showcases the sacrifices that the men and women of the Singapore Navy take when doing their duties to protect our seas. 

Other Attractions

Families who are leaving the museum will find a gun display for photo taking. This display allows the kids to sit and to move the gun, making it popular with the young ones. 

There is also an interactive display where you can hover your hand over phases to thank the men and women of the Singapore Navy for their service to the nation too!  

Heading outside, families will also find an assortment of gun displays and one of a submarine - which makes for a great photo-taking spot. 

There are also plans to create other attractions within the museum including a playground, restaurant, food trucks and more. These are still plans in the making but we are looking forward to future updates! 

Venue and Opening Hours

The Republic of Singapore Navy Museum is located at 112 Tanah Merah Coast Road (Inside Changi Naval Base).

We understand that there will be a separate entrance to the museum when it reopens so that visitors do not need to enter the Changi Naval Base, which is a restricted area, thus making it easier to visit. 

Opening hours will be confirmed when the museum reopens. 


The museum admission is currently free, but this might be changed when it reopens.

Find out more about the Singapore Navy Museum. 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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