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National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
+65 6332 4405
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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 National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
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Reviewed today

I spent a lovely afternoon at this history museum. Be sure to take one of the complimentary guided tours. The tour lasted an hour and the guide was knowledgeable and interesting. After the tour I explored on my own. The museum is easy to navigate....More

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Reviewed today

I went to this on my first full day in Singapore. What a treasure. A very easy way to learn about the area you are visiting. It flows through the years so easily the way it is layed out. For $10 or $15, a great...More

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They currently have an exhibition on children’s playground. Very nostalgic. A reminder of how playgrounds used to be in the past.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum houses several exhibitions depicting the history of Singapore spanning over 100 years. The exhibitions includes history of times when Singapore was part of Malaysia and just a fishing village, arrival of British traders, evolution of Singapore as a strategic trade hub, Japanese occupation,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We like visiting museums when we travel and, accordingly, we visited the National Museum of Singapore on our trip to the country. Upon arriving at the museum, we decided to view the exhibit called the "Singapore History Gallery." We entered the exhibit and were introduced...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is separated into many different zones to showcase different eras of Singapore's fascinating history. A mix of old and modern, it contains many mini-stories that you need to understand before you can appreciate the Singapore that has developed today.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They do a great job keeping you interested. Not a boring museum at all. Try to get there early as it tends to get busy.

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is great for anyone who wants a visual and interactive way to discover the history of Singapore.

Thank Kerry D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we weren't sure exactly what to expect but were blown away by the building and the tour guide - a very knowledgeable and interesting English lady - who stepped us through Singapore's history. A wonderful way to spend a few hours learning.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our trip in Singapore with a visit to the Museum, always find it gives a greater understanding and appreciation of the place. We learnt loads about Singapore's history and how they lived throughout the ages.Worth the visit, spent a good 1 to 2...More

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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.
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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 !
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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
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