We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
+65 6332 7591
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“unique culture” (16 reviews)
“straits chinese” (11 reviews)
“armenian street” (11 reviews)
39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
+65 6332 7591
Write a Review
Reviews (1,084)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 774 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Introduction to Peranakan traditions and cuisine. Very pleasant atmosphere, good guide with excellent knowledge

Thank SophieEK
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who want to learn more about The Overseas Chinese especially the Peranakan from South East Asia, this is one of the good source you can get.Ssituated near Fort Canning Park, this lovely little and peaceful building had all the exhibit and divided all...More

Thank Hosea Aryo Bimo... N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to learn about the Peranakan culture of Singapore. The museum features exhibits divided into rooms that cover topics such as marriage, death, food, etc...of the Peranakans. They give guided tours (included in your ticket, check the times) and our Indian guide was...More

Thank awLKA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little museum in a lovely little street with beautiful old buildings with lovely Footways. The building itself is wonderful inside and out and photo worthy on its own. Very interesting and informative museum. I knew the word Peranakan but now I know really...More

Thank V W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wish to learn about the Peranakan life and customs then this is the place to be. It gives you an interesting glimpse into the past of the Peranakan people.

Thank palsd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The focus on cultural identity, and customs, furniture, porcelain, wedding traditions, was very well set out. Good air conditioning made the ambiance most pleasant our guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with an amazing amount of detail, sadly though I could have done with...More

Thank wayayeman2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had previously visited a Peranakan house in Malaca so I was very interested to see more items and I wasn't disappointed. This museum is very well laid out across 3 floors - but I took advantage of a free guided tour that was just...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful museum is housed in a 3-storey building in Armenian Street in Singapore and the interior is even more fascinating with a very wide range of exhibits and artefacts of the Peranakan or Baba Nyonya community from the Straits Settlements of Malaya and Singapore....More

Thank Danny K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A former school, this quaint museum offers the visitor a glimpse into the life of peranakans, and more importantly, who they are. I enjoyed the guided walking tour as it provided better insights than if I had walked through on my own.

Thank ABSViews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum, although small, kept us fascinated for nearly two hours. It links the culture of Peranakan culture today back through the 20th century and beyond to its origins. Very well thought out and executed!, videos on the second floor were informative.

Thank Myselfandhim
Nearby Restaurants
Lewin Terrace
138 reviews
.19 km away
Le Bistrot du Sommelier
181 reviews
.08 km away
True Blue Cuisine
222 reviews
.06 km away
Ryu's Japanese Restaurant & Sake Bar
61 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
National Museum of Singapore
2,024 reviews
.29 km away
Singapore Philatelic Museum
216 reviews
.13 km away
Central Fire Station
74 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Rachael W | Reviewed this property |
The gift shop is very small and only has a limited selection.
17 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from Rahneida | Reviewed this property |
10.00 sg