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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
+65 6332 7591
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The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.
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“unique culture” (16 reviews)
“guided tour” (43 reviews)
“straits chinese” (11 reviews)
39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
+65 6332 7591
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting museum where we learnt a lot about the Peranakan history and culture. There were lots of interesting displays with beautiful embroidery, ceramics and furniture. Patricia our guide was very informative and keen to impart her knowledge about the key elements of Peranakan...More

Thank TheAplinsPerth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited on my own and had a guided tour by a Dutch lady in English. It was a good tour and went through some of the key elements of Chinese Paranakan culture. The museum doesn’t cover Indian or Arab Paranakan culture, which is a...More

Thank CraigM88
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum at the end of a very busy few days and so don't think I gave it enough time. Good museum but will definitely visit again when I have a free few hours.

Thank Jaqui T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this museum - interesting history around the building and also the museum. Very good guided tour....Beautiful examples of ceramics, embroidery and fashion.

Thank cmcna12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely helpful place to understand how Singapour was born, how its habitants used to live, where they came from, what does it mean to be Nyonya etc. Fantastic guided tour by an airship ingenieur, voluntering, spent hours inside.

Thank Schubert Á
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely museum that explains effortlessly various aspects of Peranakan culture. The main exhibition is organised according to important traditional life events, which makes it easy to grasp and very entertaining. I particularly enjoyed the part of the exhibition located in the ground level, where...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very disappointed at the displays at the museum and the content inside. It did not feel complete and was very stiff. There was an imbalance of artifacts and there was lots of embroidery which was scattered everywhere and it seemed like the were...More

Thank Georjina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t expect the museum to be so informative. We only allocated 1 hour to spend at the museum before our dinner appointment. To our surprise, we needed more time if we were to read the interesting explanations/descriptions of the displays. Lovely exhibits. Though not...More

Thank Ooooooopooooooooo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum is full of interesting items and displays to educate the visitor on peranakan culture, well worth the visit

Thank baxter034
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived on a Sunday afternoon when admission was free and there were many guided tours available. My guide, Ms. Heng Xiang Hui gave a 'wedding' focused tour which I enjoyed very much. The museum is well laid out and informative. Unfortunately the gift shop...More

Thank sharonr806
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8 November 2017|
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Response from EaglevisionLowe | Reviewed this property |
Yes ,there is a restaurant and a shop with Peranakan goodies.
17 March 2017|
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Response from Rahneida | Reviewed this property |
10.00 sg