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Address: 93 Stamford Road National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6332 3251
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of...

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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another great musuem

Singapore does a lot of things well. museums being one of those things. great way too escape the humidity is too visit these informative and interesting museum. even if you don't... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Singapore does a lot of things well. museums being one of those things. great way too escape the humidity is too visit these informative and interesting museum. even if you don't visit inside the exterior is very photogenic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It has it all and it's done beautifully. I saw a French curated contemporary art exhibition as well as the permanent excellent History of Singapore. There were also galleries of information around Singapore society etc. It's a must visit place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Access to this museum is via taxi so while leaving request security to call a taxi for you; they are super helpful. This museum is great filled with interesting crystal chandeliers,galleries including Stamford Gallery,Life in Singapore, Voices of Singapore, Modern Colony, Surviving Syonan. It houses very interesting a modern projection wall on the flora and fauna in Singapore through all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's one of the nicest museum in Singapore - it closes early so best to be there in the morning (escape the afternoon crowd) & take a walk to nearby Dhoby Ghaut afterwards for lunch. They have new exhibition every year so check out their website as well!

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We stopped for a snack during our visit to this excellent museum. The food and drinks were average but very expensive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Started in 1887, it offers an insight the life of Singaporeans. There is a seamless blend of neo modern architecture with the old. Do not forget to check out the Singapore History and Living galleries.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I spent about 2 hours going through this museum. The sections devoted to distinct periods in the history of Singapore were well-done and really helped provide important information about the development of this unique place. I definitely recommend this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in Singapore for business and having virtually no knowledge of the area or its history i decided to go visit the museum. Not only was it very enlightening, it was entertaining to see the various stages of Singapore's development. If you haven't been, you will definitely learn a thing or two!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Learn a thing or two, or more, about Singapore's not too long history. At the same time, for a small price to pay, you get to enjoy airconditioning and a bit of respite from the tropical afternoon sun... and perhaps some shelter from the tropical rain and thunderstorm. (note that weather is unpredictable in Sg and you should always check... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not an encyclopedic museum, but it gives an excellent overview of matters Singaporean. Be sure to visit all the exhibits.

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