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Peranakan Museum

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39 Armenian Street Peranakan Museum, Singapore 179941, Singapore
+65 6332 7591
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The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.
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“unique culture” (17 reviews)
“guided tour” (46 reviews)
“straits chinese” (11 reviews)
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39 Armenian Street Peranakan Museum, Singapore 179941, Singapore
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"unique culture"
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"guided tour"
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"straits chinese"
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"armenian street"
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"local women"
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"singapore culture"
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"beautiful building"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"their lives"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really sweet museum, all about the history and culture of the Peranakan people in Singapore. There are lots of beautiful artefacts, some of which you can buy in the gift shop on site. An enjoyable hour or so.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing similar displays in Penang, Malaysia, it was nice to see how the communities differed here in Singapore. The displays are great and it is nice they have objects you can touch for all (you do not have to be visually impaired or a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a history buff, visiting this museum brought alive to me the history of the Peranakan people - who are otherwise unknown outside of the South East Asian region. The museum - through artifacts, personal accounts and larger histories - showcases details of the Peranakan...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peranakan Museum at the site of the former Tao Nan School Building, 39 Armenian Street is the place to visit if you need to know about the Peranakans. Unlike the Penang Peranakan Museum (Mansion) which has much more Peranakan artefacts, the Singapore Peranakan Museum...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. The displays and explanations are very well done. We spent quite a bit of time absorbing the history of these people.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a free weekend and found the visit fascinating and highly educational. It is a must for anyone who has an interest in the overseas Chinese and Indian traders who created their own unique culture in Southeast Asia. The museum is not...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The Peranakan Museum houses a modest size collection of cultural artefacts, with comprehensive explanations in English. A very informative guided tour is offered in English numerous times a day (also available in other languages) which I could helpful as my knowledge of the culture was...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We found this museum just across from our hotel and found our guided tour very interesting,with plenty of very good information on the Peranaken community.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This is a smaller museum housed in a pre-war building that was formerly a school. While small, it is rich in its collection and displays. You can see intricate items worn in the old days, and the gift shop sells reproduction of the beautiful porcelain...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

If you like any of the above, it will be interesting for you. $10 for tourists and $6 for students (with valid id) and senipr citizens, it introduces the peranakan culture and its people, cultures and customs. Loved the beadwork, intricate furniture and traditional clothing...More

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ChicagoJanice22
4 March 2018|
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Response from Groundnuts | Reviewed this property |
I’ve not seen NUS Baba house. I suggest guided would be better if u are not familiar with Asian culture.
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Vikings3746
8 November 2017|
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Response from cherietomkins | Reviewed this property |
There is a shop there but sorry didn't go in
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joycelkp
17 March 2017|
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Response from Rahneida | Reviewed this property |
10.00 sg
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