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Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6332 3251
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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A renovated City Hall and Supreme Court which also houses the Declaration of Independence among lots of local paintings. Set aside 3 hrs for it, could have taken more. What a... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A renovated City Hall and Supreme Court which also houses the Declaration of Independence among lots of local paintings. Set aside 3 hrs for it, could have taken more. What a restoration. Take train to City Hall and a short stroll (under cover) from there. For Singaporean, pre-booked ticket online. Visitors get discount if can present KrisFlyer (Singapore airline) frequent... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Housed in an iconic colonial building, the museum is an architectural delight, affording vistas to satisfy the avid photographer's compositions. The museum hoses important artifacts pertaining to Singapore, Malaya, and regional collections that depict the history of this part of the world.

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A well-curated museum with well-thought out concepts for bringing the museum experience to you in a immersive way. My family and I always enjoyed our visits to the National Museum, most recently in April 2017.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are main exhibits that remains the same throughout the year, but special exhibits with different themes are always being put up. Prepare to go with a full battery on your smartphone or camera and bring along a fully charged portable charger (preferably with a capacity between 15600 to 20000mA) and a cable when your camera or smartphone runs out... More 

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Changzhou, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Frequent exhibitions are held here. If you are travelling during some festivals like Singapore Night Festival or Art Festival, special events may be held inside and outside the museum. It's located downtown and the trip to the museum is quite easy. Just cross two streets, there is Singapore Art Museum. If you like spending time in museums, Singapore is the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place you will learn everything about Singapore's History. You will leave like a true Singaporean with all the knowledge and cultural experience you gained from this place. Truly Amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty great museum. Enjoyed reading about the turbulent and fascinating history of Singapore. Great way to spend my time before a flight out. The cafe there is not so good though (very poor service, expensive).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great introduction to Spore history and culture. The front building has some smaller exhibits but the back add-on is totally new with big tall soaring spaces and interesting dioramas that takes you through the interesting history of Spore from water culture to modern day... Great place to start your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for an exhibition and professor talk which was really well organised and had a houseful. After the exhibition, I got a chance to have a look at the exhibits which were very well curated. I think the museum isn't well-known enough and not popular yet due to limited information and tourist visitors but is now gaining popularity. Spotless... More 

Thank Vaaridhi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

such a well done museum (as are some of the other ones) but this puts a lot of the history into context. We spent over 5 hours here. We learned so much about the times before the British, the British, the Malay states, why Singapore left the Malay states, and how the have accomplished the economic miracle that is today's... More 

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