Hell's Museum
Hell's Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Hell’s Museum is the world’s first museum on death and the afterlife. Launched on 28 October 2021, it lies on the grounds of Haw Par Villa, a historic cultural park in the southwest of Singapore. Haw Par Villa is managed by heritage specialist Journeys Pte Ltd. Hell’s Museum combines education and entertainment. It covers perspectives and insights on death and the afterlife across various religions, cultures, and civilisations – the result of humanity’s quest over 300,000 years to seek answers to the big questions in life. The museum is an immersive experience, featuring specially commissioned videos, and replicas of altars, a burial crypt, a void deck funeral, and a traditional Chinese grave, to provide understanding of commonalities across the world’s major belief systems – and how different communities around the world, and in Singapore, draw meaning from death. Hell's Museum is open 10am to 6pm, Wednesdays to Sundays, and all public holidays.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • PatrickTerenceLim
    Singapore, Singapore138 contributions
    Still scary after all these years.
    The last time I was in Haw Par Villa was almost 45 years ago but the place still has the gory memories instilled from way back then. It was from these memories that taught me to be always respectful of my parents and of others. I advocate that all parents should bring their children here to educate them to have filial piety and respect for others … something that is so lacking in the current generation. It was good that they renovated the park and repainted the statues. They look much better than what I remembered them to be. I recommend that any visitor should pay the $18 per person and take the guided tour through Hell’s Museum. Our guide, April, was brilliant, informative and witty. You would appreciate life better in the afterlife. Wonderful day spent in Haw Par Villa … still scary after all these years.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Daifu ye
    1 contribution
    Excellent hell tour
    Wee lim is a very friendly tour guide! I learn a lot through out the tour. After the tour, what i learn is to collect more merits, do more good things in my current life so that i can cross the golden or silver bridge. Very educational tour. Thank you, wee lim for showing us all the asian cultures.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 March 2023
  • TassieTravellers99
    Launceston, Australia3,184 contributions
    Life Death and the afterlife
    Located within Haw Par Villa is this interesting museum. To begin with there was a short video that discussed the path of life, death and the afterlife, and compared different religions and their sources. There were linear beliefs where you live, die, and go to the afterlife, or cyclical beliefs where you live, die, and eventually get reincarnated based on past performance. Then there were a number of chambers that reiterated much of this but in more details. There were several different depictions of death such as the Mexican Day of The Dead, the graveyard room that explored how different cultures went about their death ceremonies in different ways. Outside is a separate building that explores the ten circles of hell that was a highlight. Each circle of hell pinned you for another set of misdemeanors in life. Overall an informative and entertaining display.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Caroline K
    8 contributions
    Go on the guided tour!
    Going to Hell's Museum is an absolute must! The museum is very interesting and I learned a lot, especially on the guided tour by Hem. She was an amazing tour guide and I highly recommend going on her tour while you are here. Wonderful experience!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Nina H
    10 contributions
    So much more than you might expect
    This park is a little off the beaten track and I’m so glad we went! One of the most interesting sites we visited in Singapore. The park itself is nice to walk around, but this museum we were seriously impressed by. I would highly recommend the free guided tour around 10-10.30am. Our female guide was really good at explaining how religion plays a part in daily Singapore life and how they deal with their dead. Feel like I learned more about religion in one hour than in my whole life and she made it so interesting. The 10 courts of hell are pretty gruesome!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 April 2023
  • SCHAVE_R
    Shah Alam, Malaysia81 contributions
    Not to be missed especially the tour.
    Tour guide Ms Tan was sensitive to the group as well as insightful. She included comments learnt from previous guests that added more flavour to the tour. Enjoyed the visit as it was a reminiscence of my last visit some 30 years ago. A good visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Shisan
    Japan1 contribution
    A Hell of a Good Time
    I stopped by not knowing anything about it before my trip to Singapore and was not disappointed. I took the free guided tour with Tan Wee Lim, who was very knowledgeable and personable. The tickets are good for all day, so I left to eat and came back to go through again on my own time to take photos. Hell’s Museum was interesting, and I especially enjoyed the videos though the 10 Courts of Hell. Very unique; I would highly recommend this experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Lauren
    Glasgow, United Kingdom39 contributions
    Great visit
    The museum was really interesting! Learned a lot I had not known before. We opted for the free tour of the museum highlights and our guide did not disappoint. She was funny, engaging and knowledgeable. Would recommend this museum and the surrounding Haw Par gardens
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Ruby
    1 contribution
    Had a great time in Hell!
    Very interesting complimentary tour. Guide Paul from Hong Kong took the time to explain and point out highlights of taoist funeral practices, similarities between seemingly very different world religions, and the highlight of course the ten courts of hell. He asked questions to engage us and also encouraged questions by the participants. He started the tour with some history of the place itself. Best spent 36 dollars (2 adult tickets) after the MRT tourist tickets! ;)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • David
    Oxford, United Kingdom1,591 contributions
    Go, and support Haw Par Villa
    Although, unlike the rest of Haw Par Villa, you have to pay to visit the Hell's museum, you should still do it. It's a worthwhile and fascinating attraction, and it means a revenue stream which supports the continued operation of Haw Par Villa. So, highly reccomended.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
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Clive, IA1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Singapore. Top notch tour kind. Everyone was so kind and eager to share their knowledge.
Written 27 February 2024
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Feb 2024 • Friends
Ticket was 20sgd. We waited for the next tour and it made the visit worth it. Very rich and diverse in history. Wish I had more time to spend at the museum. A bit pricey, but I enjoyed myself.
Written 25 February 2024
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pzoller1 .
6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Interesting ( in a weird way) place, had a very enjoyable tour from Paul. We were looking for something different than a garden or zoo, this enjoyably fit the bill. Recommend the museum, and the tour, for sure.
Written 24 February 2024
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Justin Yong
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Helena did an awesome tour for us! :) Absolutely eye opening experience and a great way to maintain culture and heritage.
Written 21 February 2024
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Feb 2024 • Friends
The guide made by Paul was amazing! Even though I am a Chinese, I learned a lot from Paul about the Chinese Hell Culture. Highly recommended!
Written 21 February 2024
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Hew A
London, UK3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Education and entertaining place to visit in the rain or sun!

We popped in while visiting the Haw Par gardens and had a private tour (no one else signed up) by Tan Wee Lim who was passionate in telling interesting stories and answering our questions about religion and growing up in Singapore.

We would recommend planning your trip to visit when there’s a tour on.

Leave about an hour for this part of the park.
Written 19 February 2024
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Anna S
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
It’s 100% worth to visit the Hell’s museum - it can be very humbling and afterwards, you can visit the Art Journey’s cafe for some crafts !
Written 18 February 2024
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Marcos W
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
I'd gladly take a tour of hell again. This was not only enlightening but also entertaining. The tour with Hem was very informational and exhaustive considering my inquisitiveness. :D
Written 16 February 2024
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Jamielene F
6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Hem and Chris were gracious hosts! Hem really took the time to explain and elaborate on the history of Haw Par Villa. Together with the experience and walk through hell, it made the customs, traditions, stories come alive…not to mention take me back and have me reminisce about the stories my grandmother and mum used to tell me about what would happen to me.
The breezy evening ambience under a clear sky with the moon above were a bonus!
Thank you for a lovely experience!
Written 16 February 2024
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Feb 2024 • Friends
I live in Singapore. Brought a friend to check this place out, he loved it. We had a great tour guide, Mr. Paul, who truly had leveled the experience up! (I used to come see it without a guide).
Written 12 February 2024
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