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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
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The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in...

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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The Peranakan Museum is located a few streets away from the busy city centre but houses a rich collection of beautiful and fascinating artifacts that explain the unique culture of... read more

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Peranakan Museum is located a few streets away from the busy city centre but houses a rich collection of beautiful and fascinating artifacts that explain the unique culture of the Straits-born Chinese people of Singapore. The objects on show are quite exquisite, from beading to clothing to furniture. The ceremonies important to this culture are explained in detail and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Throughly enjoyed the visit , clean modern and with a/c , lovely building with great pieces to view , nice shop to visit after too . Staff very helpful too .

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife is from a Peranakan family, and this was a very informative place for me to visit. Very heritage oriented, and no guides pushing you to move along.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a big museum but they offer lots of insight into the local Peranakan culture. The permanent exhibitions feature interesting items and the thematic layout is easy to explore. Having some corners to listen to real Peranakan telling their stories, some pieces are "for touch and feel".. these interactive showcases are really great! I also like the Peranakan... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the Peranakan Museum several times over the years and appreciate the atmosphere, the spacious galleries and the fascinating stories shared there. This time I went for a temporary nonya beading exhibit which was well curated and very interesting and beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had a very knowledgable guide take us on a tour around the museum. completely fascinating and a real insight into an amazing culture and history.

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South China, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum in Feb and it was so beautiful but a bit small if compare with the national museum. This museum was so interesting with such a rich blend of various culture. Worth to visit it!

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum after viewing another exquisite exhibition at The National Gallery - SIAPA NAMA KAMU? ART IN SINGAPORE SINCE THE 19TH CENTURY. Both were outstanding and a brilliant effort at showcasing an unique Peranakan culture that makes Singapore what it is today. There is a lot that other nations can learn from these most interesting, passionate and revealing... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum chronicles the Peranakan peoples of Singapore ... a "creole" mixture of different asian cultures: Indian, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Chinese, all rolled up into one people. The exhibit here made it easy and interesting to understand the lives of these people who successfully blended diverse cultures into one interesting mix.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss out on this interesting museum -it describes a culture most foreigners are not familiar with. Very charming and family friendly, take time to visit all the floors

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