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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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Visited the museum with may grandson (1 year old) and enjoyed an excellent lunch before wandering round the museum . Lots to see and especially interesting for the very young... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to have a stroll through on a hot day and take in the exhibits and history of Singapore. Worth a visit if you have some free time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the museum with may grandson (1 year old) and enjoyed an excellent lunch before wandering round the museum . Lots to see and especially interesting for the very young especially

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see museum. Singapore's history is relatively new, but it has packed much into its time. There is so much to learn about Singapore, especially from WWII onward. The exhibits are excellent as are the narrations. We managed to spend 5 1/2 hours there before we realized what the time was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum can be easily visited in 90 minutes. They offer free tours which I really recommend. A great introduction to the amazing history of this nation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great museum, one of my favourite in Singapure. entrance $10. m check the website for free guided tours - offered daily. great place to learn more about Singapore. One of the 'must' places to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Typically classy, creative and organised. Singaporean museums are generally impressive but this was my favourite. We spent almost five hours here! The historic time line was my favourite part because the city has had such a rich and interesting history. Being English it is always especially interesting to me when my own countries history is woven into the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two hours learning the roots of Singapore, how did they create the country. I love this place a lot. I learnt loads of things about Singapore and Singaporeans. It's one of the 'must' places to visit when you go to this country!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best Museums we have visited, very well laid out with maximum explanations. Most of the exhibits are on the ground floor which makes it very easy to visit. An excellent Cafe, the coffee is delicious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum layout felt a little disjointed at times, but there was still plenty here to see and learn. I especially liked the exhibits on the early days of colonial Singapore and the descriptions of Raffles and his exploits to thwart the Dutch in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exhibits are really well presented, and excellent chance to learn more about Singapore, its people, and history.

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