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National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
+65 6332 3251
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Fab day at this super museum

We spent the best part of a day in the museum, it tells the story of the history of Singapore in an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Recommend Visit by Tourists - One of the Major Museums in Singapore

Review by Dr Sim. This is one of the major museums in Singapore. Old museum. Recommend visit by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round-the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings-in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore's Golden Jubilee.
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93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
+65 6332 3251
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the best part of a day in the museum, it tells the story of the history of Singapore in an easy to follow but detailed way. It is a modern museum and utilises sensible and imaginative technology to inform and make you think,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Review by Dr Sim. This is one of the major museums in Singapore. Old museum. Recommend visit by Tourists. Nice walk through. Many things to see. Regards DrSim001

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many quality galleries within walking distance (National Art Gallery, Singapore Art Museum, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Peranakan Museum), just why should anyone consider the National Museum of Singapore (NMS)? Well, one important reason is that while the other museums and galleries provide narratives...More

Thank Spooky T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to "kill" time on a sunny hot day, while hosting oversea guests. You able to understand the history of Singapore as you walk through all the things exhibition hall. There are many interactive devices like torch screen TV and headphone by...More

Thank kiang long A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd done most of the big attractions in Singapore, and thought this would be an interesting hot/rainy day activity......and it did score on that aspect. The exhibits were interesting for the most part, but it lacked a coherent "flow" and the animations were a tad...More

Thank NYandAussie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what a museum should be like. Great building and very interesting displays. The history of Singapore was especially good. All staff helpful and friendly

Thank rogster2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum inside a beautiful old building which has been extended out the back with modern glass halls. An abundance of information of the history of Singapore, as well as cultural and social changes to the country over time. $15 per adult entry, can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great place to learn about the history of Singapore, how this small country came to be, and its development over the years. They often have changes in exhibits too and the latest includes The Glass Rotunda. The National Museum of Singapore is good...More

Thank Joys L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here somewhat by an aside. Don't make this mistake, it was well worth the time and entry fee. You absolutely must enter the 'Story of the Forest' exhibit. OK its at first a little twee as you stroll down the winding slope and...More

1  Thank AllanRosemary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum to enjoy and relax away from the heat and humidity outside. A must for anybody who likes history. I am always amazed by histories of many ethnic groups, their strive to succeed and their hardships to overcome in cities around Asia. Singapore...More

Thank Rich D
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Vivian J
8 March 2017|
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Response from Robbiejo4866 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your interests, we were lucky to have a personal guide and spent over 2 hours. Lovely cafe and shop so I would allow for 3 hours.
Rupal S
15 June 2016|
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Response from daved64 | Reviewed this property |
the actual entry is free, but we paid about $25-30 to see a World Treasures Exhibition. Was well worth it !
Jane A
19 August 2015|
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Response from Anth0ny1968 | Reviewed this property |
HI, it was 7 sing dollars per adult for the special exhibits and the general area is free but you must check if the museum general area is open. In April it was closed for renovations but you didn't know that till you got... More