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The Changi Museum

1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
+65 6214 2451
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This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II. Their stories are told with an impressive collection of personal artifacts and news coverage. A British internee returned to the museum decades after the war to recreate the murals he’d painted on the walls of the original chapel – a moving insight into how those held prisoner found hope and comfort in any way possible.
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1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
+65 6214 2451
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family of four spent a couple of hours at the Chapel and Museum. We hired a Grab taxi from Singapore and back (20 minutes and 19SGD each way). We found the Chapel and Museum to be a very moving experience learning about the hardships...More

1  Thank Stuart K
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came here as a promise to a friend. The place is free you do pay for the Audio. the complex is not big at all, it is surrounded by Changi Airport and the Mens prison. You are not allowed to take photos inside the...More

Thank mozzavella
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having known people or had family who fought in the war, seeing this memory was very touching. It personalises the tragedies far better than the European museums because it does not try to sensationalise anything, nor is there a political message. If you want to...More

1  Thank saralane2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this two years ago with teen no 1 so was pretty familiar with the displays but was still incredibly moved visiting a second time with teen number 2. It was interesting just watching him move at his own speed.. He (15) is not...More

1  Thank Bad_Seed4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I already had a good general knowledge of what happened during 1942-45 but became even more aware of various events showing the best and worst aspects of mankind.

Thank rchristenquebec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the bus here from Singapore about 45 mins it sits next to the current prison unfortunately the original prison was torn down to make way for a new prison . We did the audio guide which is well worth it , it's not...More

Thank richie402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small WW2 memorial museum nearby the Changi prison complex - with an adjourning chapel, never ceases to sober one up in every visit - with its excellently curated photographs, sketches, various poignant memorabilia of ex-POWs; including the restored wall murals touchingly painted by an...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we booked a tour of Changi thru tour east but it was a bit disappointing. We were only given a short time at Changi itself, not long enough to hire the headsets and go thru the whole museum. The museum itself is excellent but better...More

Thank 823macca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see this museum which is quite close to the present day prison. It recounts the history of Singapore before and after the Japanese invasion. It shows what life was like for the prisoners and supported with pictures, models and even quilts. A...More

Thank BeeGee45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting place, definitely worthwhile doing the audio tour. Maintained our children's interest, which is not something we can say for every museum.

Thank Elizabeth A
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Birt1964 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we were staying at Marina Bay and got a taxi from the hotel. It cost less than $25.00 for a return trip. The staff at the museum will call the return taxi for you.
Karen N
8 April 2017|
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Response from Penguin2501 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely! I found that doing the audio tour in my own time, meant that I did not feel rushed, I was able to look at the exhibits in detail and take time to absorb the information. Give yourself 3-4 hours to get out... More
3 March 2017|
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Response from Agnes G | Reviewed this property |
Ops, I missed your question. It only takes about 1.5 - 2hours to tour the whole place.