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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, 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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39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
+65 6332 7591
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to learn about this specific Singaporean culture. Not only the insights into the history and lifestyle of Peranakans are worth a visit, but also the beautiful building.

Thank celge
Reviewed 3 days ago

Galleries on three floors provide insight into the Peranakan culture of Singapore. Really well organized with displays of ceramics, furniture, wedding and funeral traditions, and clothing. A fascinating look at a unique community.

Thank spaqueen_9
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Paranakan Museum is small but full of fascinating stories and exhibits detailing the beginnings of this old culture - the result of blending one race with another, many times over. Three floors of rooms given over to aspects such as language, weddings and food...More

Thank Carolann T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I recently did the Singapore Heritage Tour which we booked through Viator. $63 ea. and lasted 3 hrs. Fortunately for us we were the only 2 on the tour this day so we had a very personal experience. Mr. Foo our guide...More

Thank meg57
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peranakan culture is unique to Singapore & Malaysia, but I didn't realise that it was split into two different ethnic groups - Chinese and Indian - until I visited the museum. Apart from some fabulous exhibits it shows what a large part the Paranakan...More

Thank A R H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great building, lovely guides, pleasant exhibition, right price... but what is Peranakan? Wife still doesn't know either. I'm going with this: the first groups of people to live in the area after the indigenous Malays. That said, I wouldn't bet the house on it. They...More

Thank shinraemonsam
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This lovely museum provide a wonderful overview of an important part of Singapore history, culture and ethnicity. The exhibits are comprehensive without being overwhelming with information. This is a museum that can be enjoyed by all ages. On the 2nd Sunday of the month admission...More

Thank SingaporeBms
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The history of the Peranakan Museum started when the existing Chinese school was converted to a museum. It showed-case how the locals lived during the olden eines beförderten Singapore was fully developed and under colonial rule. The museum has many items that depict the cultural...More

Thank V3488GFpeterl
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I loved this museum which wasn't overwhelming and told a great story of the Peranakan Malaysians. Lots of great exhibits in a traditional museum setting.

Thank Winstonthedog
Reviewed 13 July 2017

it was a special memories I would never forget. The museum is a great to explore and know about Singapore culture. I still keep some items i bought from there.

Thank Boranin
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